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An Autonomous Robot Photographer

Zachary Byers, Michael Dixon, Kevin Goodier, Cindy M. Grimm, and William D. Smart.
In "Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems (IROS 2003)", volume 3, pages 2636-2641, October 2003.

We describe a complete, end-to-end system for taking well-composed photographs using a mobile robot. The general scenario is a reception, or other event, where people are roaming around talking to each other. The robot serves as an "event photographer", roaming around the same space as the participants, periodically taking photographs. These images are then sent to a workstation where participants can print the photographs out, or email them.

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  author = {Byers, Zachary and Dixon, Michael and Goodier, Kevin and Grimm, Cindy M. and Smart, William D.},
  title = {An Autonomous Robot Photographer},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the {IEEE/RSJ} International Conference on Robots and Systems ({IROS} 2003)},
  volume = {3},
  pages = {2636--2641},
  month = {October},
  year = {2003}