The Turtle Bot Tour Guide


The Turtle Bot Tour Guide

Designer/artist: Ayorkor Korsah

Year: 2015

Description: This off-the-shelf Turtlebot is programmed to politely escort visitors of Ashesi University College around the campus on a tour. It uses the Robot Operating System (ROS), and a navigation framework to load and stich together maps of the campus, and plan the requested journey.

About the designer: Ashesi is a private, non-profit liberal arts university located in Ghana, whose mission is to ‘remake Africa’ through leadership skills and ‘design thinking’, offering a distinct perspective on African problem solving. Ashesi Computer Science Department lead by Dr. Ayorkor Korsah, offers a range of undergraduate degrees in computer science and management information systems and hosts a range of a robotics programmes for high school students.

Image credit: Ashesi University