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KI 2007: Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Volume 4667 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 502-505

LiSA: A Robot Assistant for Life Sciences

  • Erik SchulenburgAffiliated withFraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation, Sandtorstrasse 22, 39106 Magdeburg
  • , Norbert ElkmannAffiliated withFraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation, Sandtorstrasse 22, 39106 Magdeburg
  • , Markus FritzscheAffiliated withFraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation, Sandtorstrasse 22, 39106 Magdeburg
  • , Angelika GirstlAffiliated withSympalog Voice Solutions, Karl-Zucker-Strasse 10, 91052 Erlangen
  • , Stefan StieneAffiliated withUniversity of Osnabrück, Albrechtstrasse 28, 49069 Osnabrück
  • , Christian TeutschAffiliated withFraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation, Sandtorstrasse 22, 39106 Magdeburg

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Abstract

This paper presents a project that is developing a mobile service robot to assist users in biological and pharmaceutical laboratories by executing routine jobs such as filling and transporting microplates. A preliminary overview of the design of the mobile platform with a robotic arm is provided. Moreover, the approaches to localization and intuitive multimodal human-machine interaction using speech and touchpad input are described. One focus of the project is aspects of safety since the robot and humans will share a common environment.

Keywords

service robotics mobile robot human-machine interaction