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Betty The Robot


Betty is a MetraLabs SCITOS A5 robot, designed for indoor service operations. The A5 can perform up to 12 hours of autonomous operation before automatically docking and recharging. Autonomy software for the A5 was developed during the EU STRANDS project which saw Betty and similar robots autonomously perform service roles in offices and care homes for months at a time.

Betty arrived with Professor Nick Hawes when he joined the ORI in 2017.

Betty was deployed to Blenheim Palace early 2019