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Elizabeth & Victoria by David Buckley September 1993
Elizabeth
Imperial-Lady class robot #1
A self contained mobile robot able to navigate in an unstructured environment and coexist with human and other reasonably sized animal life.
Multiple sensors and multiple sensor systems.
Data fusion via behavioural fusion control strategies.
Design and building started September 1993.
Size - about 26" * 18" * 36".
Victoria
Imperial-Lady class robot #2
A self contained mobile robot able to navigate in an unstructured environment and coexist with human and other reasonably sized animal life.
Data fusion via behavioural fusion control strategies.
Design and building started September 1993.
Size - about 26" * 18" * 36".
Victoria was demonstrated at the Model Engineering Show London on 5th & 6th January 1996, was featured on 'The Big Breakfast' TV show on 4th September 1996, and was at the Robot Olympics Glasgow in Spring 1997.

Elizabeth and Victoria are now in the care of Prof. Martin Smith now with The Open University.

The top photo shows Victoria minus some skirt panels and with my X-500 robot arm mounted. The one to the left shows Victoria with a complete skirt and with an upper body, arms and microwave sensors fitted by Martin while the lower photo was taken on 2nd July 2002 when the Duke of Edinburgh visited the Technology Innovation Centre at the University of Central England.

     


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