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OPERATIONAL SCENARIO OF COBOT FOR ESCORT OF THE MOBILITY HANDICAPPED AT RAILWAY STATIONS

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR180211

Volume

181

Pages

7

Page Range

235 - 241

Published

2018

Size

881 kb

Author(s)

JONG-GYU HWANG, KYEONG-HEE KIM, TAE-HYUNG LEE, TAE-KI AHN, MYUNG-SUNG JIN

Abstract

In the case of an urban railway station where several routes are passed by, it is difficult for the railway station user to find their desired path, as it is very complex. Especially in the case of the mobility handicapped and for complex transfer stations, it is difficult for them to find the platform they want to go to, and it is even more difficult to find an available path that includes an elevator or other features to reach a platform where they would want to go, than the general public. Therefore, we think the satisfaction of using railway stations by the mobility handicapped is likely very low in comparison with that of the general public. Accordingly, in this paper we propose the operational scenario of a CoBoT (Collaborative Robot) to provide a system that can follow positioning-based paths within the railway station through which it will guide these mobility handicapped people so they can use railway stations easily with the CoBoT escort service for the mobility handicapped.

Keywords

CoBoT, collaborative robot, convenience, handicapped, mobility, mobility handicapped, route guidance system, train station