Introducing IOmi - A Female Robot Hostess for Guidance in a University Environment

IOmi Interacting with Students


In this paper we introduce IOmi: a life-sized female humanoid hostess robot intended for serving as guidance in indoor public spaces. Its design methodology, adapted from industrial design approaches, is intended to be applicable in different scenarios, considering the final users of the robot, the intended use of the agent, and the contextual environment. Results from the first test inside a Latin American university environment clarified the needs of the potential users and suggested new directions of research.

In International Conference on Social Robotics


Eiji Onchi
Eiji Onchi
Space Production Engineer
PhD. in Kansei Science

Kansei designer and Mechatronic engineer, learning something new everyday.