Indigo is a Neobotix ME-470. He was built in 2007 in the context if FP6-IST Indigo. He originally worked at Hellenic Cosmos, the museum of the Foundation of the Hellenic World. While at the museum, he participated in several field trials and demonstrations where he was introducing museum visitors to the buildings of the Ancient Agora of Athens. Hellenic Cosmos was, at the time, showing an interactive 3D reconstruction of the Agora, to which Indigo was offering an introduction.
Since March 2011, Indigo is assigned to the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, where he contributes to research on embodied dialogue management and on robot perception. He worked together with Theodoros Varvadoukas for Theodoros’ BSc thesis on human recognition from laser range data. He has also participated in the studens’ visits at the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications during the 2012 edition of the NCSR summer school, when he used his museum guide skills to show students around the Institute explaining the research carried out by the different labs.