Scrabot: a companion scrabble player robot

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dc.contributor.author Kozhaya, Sharbel
dc.contributor.author Yakhni, Silvana
dc.contributor.author Fattouh, Abdulkader
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-14T06:47:16Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-14T06:47:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2021 en_US
dc.date.issued 2021-06-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/12843
dc.description group en_US
dc.description.abstract Due to the increasing advantages of playing board games on mental and physiological health, especially for people with brain diseases, the need for a companion robot increased. Hence, ScrabBot, a Whole Arm Manipulator (WAM) robotic arm from Barrett technologies is currently under development to be the perfect companion and game opponent. This robot is 7- DOF and consists of three main parts: Barrett WAM arm to physically move tiles and execute the gameplay, a pyKinect Azure camera for computer vision purposes, and an AI agent that would serve as the brain of the robot. For the robotic arm, a controller is deployed on Robotic Operating System (ROS) using an external IK solver. For computer vision, OpenCV is used for letter detection and an OCR library is to be used for character recognition. For the AI agent, our project will develop an innovative AI agent using novel techniques such as reinforcement learning algorithms to improve on currently-existing approaches in the literature. Moreover, our AI agent’s design will push the robot towards playing more frequently-used words in order to make the robot sound more like a human companion. This robot will not be limited to playing Scrabble but will be able to play any similar game like chess. However, for the purposes of the Capstone Project delivery, we will only be developing an AI agent for Scrabble. en_US
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dc.title Scrabot: a companion scrabble player robot en_US
dc.type Capstones en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201702132 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201508023 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201605207 en_US
dc.author.department Electrical And Computer Engineering en_US
dc.author.advisor Saab, Samer
dc.keywords Social Robots en_US
dc.keywords Robotic Arm en_US
dc.keywords Control en_US
dc.keywords Object Character Recognition en_US
dc.keywords Computer Vision en_US
dc.keywords Heuristics en_US
dc.keywords Artificial Player en_US
dc.author.email sharbel.kozhaya@lau.edu en_US
dc.author.email silvana.yakhni@lau.edu en_US
dc.author.email abdulkader.fatouh@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Restricted to LAU Community en_US

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