iRobot Ava 500 Telepresence Robot
iRobot Ava Mobile Robotics Platform
iRobot Ava Mobile Robotics Platform is a breakthrough solution suitable for 3rd party development and a wide range of applications. It is capable of autonomous navigation in a complex, real world.
The AVA500 from iRobot started with a text based interface that was clunky, ugly, hard to use and short on features. They needed a company that had the technical ability to understand and deliver the underlying robotics software, but who also had the artistic talent to wow the clients of a top-tier robot. In response, iRobot turned to Geisel Software to redesign their configuration console that lives on this highly anticipated robot.
Geisel Software was able to design an on-robot web application that simplified the configuration process and made the status immediately clear to the user – all green means you’re connected to the iRobot cloud!
The design for this interface needed to be concise and clear and fun in a very professional way. It will typically be used by IT staff and not end users, so it needed to conform to iRobot’s style guide while giving it a comfortable feel to someone who is frequently configuring networking equipment. Through a wizard-like series of popup windows the design was able to achieve simplicity and familiarity for those who use it most.