Advances in Human-Robot Interaction pp 359-370

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 14)

The Robotic Bar – An Integrated Demonstration of a Robotic Assistant

  • G. v. Wichert
  • C. Klimowicz
  • W. Neubauer
  • Th. Wösch
  • G. Lawitzky
  • R. Caspari
  • H.-J. Heger
  • P. Witschel
  • U. Handmann
  • M. Rinne
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Abstract

Coming out of the labs, the first robots are currently appearing on the consumer market. Initially they target rather simple application scenarios ranging from entertainment to home convenience. However, one can expect, that they will capture more complex areas soon. These robots will have a higher and higher level and a broad range of functional competence, and will collaborate and interactively communicate with their human users. All this requires considerable cognitive abilities on the robot’s side and appropriate man-machine interaction technologies. Apart from further development of individual functions and technologies it is crucial to build and evaluate fully integrated systems. This paper describes our approach to construct a robotic assistance system. We present experience with an integrated technology demonstration and the exposure of the integrated system to the public.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. v. Wichert
    • 1
  • C. Klimowicz
    • 1
  • W. Neubauer
    • 1
  • Th. Wösch
    • 1
  • G. Lawitzky
    • 1
  • R. Caspari
    • 1
  • H.-J. Heger
    • 1
  • P. Witschel
    • 1
  • U. Handmann
    • 2
  • M. Rinne
    • 2
  1. 1.Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Information and Communications, 81730 MunichGermany
  2. 2.Viisage Technology AG, Universitätstrasse 160, D-44801 BochumGermany

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