Robotic Platform for Audio Data Collection

Amazon Lab126 Engineering, 2021–22

Liaison(s): Edouard Oliveira, Akira Wang, Jeff St. Clair, Nimit Pandya
Advisor(s): TJ Tsai
Students(s): Vadim Mathys (TL F), Berlin Paez (TL-S), Lauren Le, Aaron Murdock, Ashley Cheung (Jr.)

Amazon Lab126 is a Sunnyvale Bay Area research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronic devices like the Echo family. The Audio Technology team is currently working on developing new audio algorithms for Amazon devices. Their current methods of audio data collection in household environments are not fully automated, time intensive, and expensive. This project aims to develop an autonomous robotic platform capable of automatically collecting audio data using accurate localization and navigation within a model household environment.