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Towards Service Robots for Everyday Environments

Recent Advances in Designing Service Robots for Complex Tasks in Everyday Environments

  • Shows how service robotics works in everday environment

  • Recent Advances in Designing Service Robots for Complex Tasks in Everyday Environments

  • Written by leading experts in the field

Part of the book series: Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR, volume 76)

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Table of contents (37 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-10
  2. Service Robots in Everyday Environments: Where Are We? Where Are They?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Editorial

      • Erwin Prassler
      Pages 3-6
  3. System Architecture

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7
    2. Editorial

      • Martin Hägele, Paul G. Plöger
      Pages 9-10
    3. Robot Hardware Design in the DESIRE Project

      • Florian Vohr, Till May
      Pages 11-18
    4. Component Based Architecture for an Intelligent Mobile Manipulator

      • Paul G. Plöger, Kai Pervölz, Christoph Mies, Patrick Eyerich, Michael Brenner, Bernhard Nebel
      Pages 19-42
  4. Task Planning and Execution Control

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 43-43
    2. Editorial

      • Bernhard Nebel
      Pages 45-47
    3. Using the Context-Enhanced Additive Heuristic for Temporal and Numeric Planning

      • Patrick Eyerich, Robert Mattmüller, Gabriele Röger
      Pages 49-64
    4. Proactive Continual Planning –

      • Michael Brenner, Bernhard Nebel
      Pages 65-75
    5. Continual Multiagent Planning

      • Michael Brenner, Bernhard Nebel
      Pages 77-97
    6. Semantic Attachments for Domain-Independent Planning Systems

      • Christian Dornhege, Patrick Eyerich, Thomas Keller, Sebastian Trüg, Michael Brenner, Bernhard Nebel
      Pages 99-115
    7. Task Planning for an Autonomous Service Robot

      • Thomas Keller, Patrick Eyerich, Bernhard Nebel
      Pages 117-124
  5. Self-modeling, Monitoring and Adaptation for Manipulation Robots

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 125-125
    2. Editorial

      • Wolfram Burgard
      Pages 127-129
    3. Body Schema Learning

      • Jürgen Sturm, Christian Plagemann, Wolfram Burgard
      Pages 131-161
  6. Perception

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 163-163
    2. Editorial

      • Gisbert Lawitzky
      Pages 165-166
    3. Semi Automatic Object Modeling for a Service Robot

      • Alexander Kasper, Zhixing Xue, Rüdiger Dillmann
      Pages 167-179

About this book

People have dreamed of machines, which would free them from unpleasant, dull, dirty and dangerous tasks and work for them as servants, for centuries if not millennia. Service robots seem to finally let these dreams come true. But where are all these robots that eventually serve us all day long, day for day? A few service robots have entered the market: domestic and professional cleaning robots, lawnmowers, milking robots, or entertainment robots. Some of these robots look more like toys or gadgets rather than real robots. But where is the rest? This is a question, which is asked not only by customers, but also by service providers, care organizations, politicians, and funding agencies. The answer is not very satisfying. Today’s service robots have their problems operating in everyday environments. This is by far more challenging than operating an industrial robot behind a fence. There is a comprehensive list of technical and scientific problems, which still need to be solved. To advance the state of the art in service robotics towards robots, which are capable of operating in an everyday environment, was the major objective of the DESIRE project (Deutsche Service Robotik Initiative – Germany Service Robotics Initiative) funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under grant no. 01IME01A. This book offers a sample of the results achieved in DESIRE.

Keywords

  • Everyday Environment
  • Robotics
  • Service Robotics

Editors and Affiliations

  • GPS Gesellschaft für Produktionssysteme, Stuttgart, Germany

    Erwin Prassler

  • Forschungszentrum Informatik, Karlsruhe, Germany

    Marius Zöllner

  • KUKA Laboratories GmbH, Augsburg, Germany

    Rainer Bischoff

  • , Autonome Intelligente Systeme, Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

    Wolfram Burgard

  • , Technische Fakultät, Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

    Robert Haschke

  • und Automatisierung IPA, Fraunhofer Institut für Produ, Stuttgart, Germany

    Martin Hägele

  • Siemens AG, München, Germany

    Gisbert Lawitzky

  • , Grundlagen der künstlichen Intelligenz, Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

    Bernhard Nebel

  • , Fachbereich Informatik, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Sankt Augustin, Germany

    Paul Plöger

  • und Automatisierung IPA, Fraunhofer Institut für Produktionstechn, Stuttgart, Germany

    Ulrich Reiser

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Towards Service Robots for Everyday Environments

  • Book Subtitle: Recent Advances in Designing Service Robots for Complex Tasks in Everyday Environments

  • Editors: Erwin Prassler, Marius Zöllner, Rainer Bischoff, Wolfram Burgard, Robert Haschke, Martin Hägele, Gisbert Lawitzky, Bernhard Nebel, Paul Plöger, Ulrich Reiser

  • Series Title: Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25116-0

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2012

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-25115-3

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-50858-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-25116-0

  • Series ISSN: 1610-7438

  • Series E-ISSN: 1610-742X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 530

  • Topics: Control, Robotics, Automation, Artificial Intelligence

Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-25116-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)