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Advances in Human-Robot Interaction

Volume 14 of the series Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics pp 359-370

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The Robotic Bar – An Integrated Demonstration of a Robotic Assistant

  • G. v. WichertAffiliated withSiemens AG, Corporate Technology, Information and Communications, 81730 Munich
  • , C. KlimowiczAffiliated withSiemens AG, Corporate Technology, Information and Communications, 81730 Munich
  • , W. NeubauerAffiliated withSiemens AG, Corporate Technology, Information and Communications, 81730 Munich
  • , Th. WöschAffiliated withSiemens AG, Corporate Technology, Information and Communications, 81730 Munich
  • , G. LawitzkyAffiliated withSiemens AG, Corporate Technology, Information and Communications, 81730 Munich
  • , R. CaspariAffiliated withSiemens AG, Corporate Technology, Information and Communications, 81730 Munich
  • , H.-J. HegerAffiliated withSiemens AG, Corporate Technology, Information and Communications, 81730 Munich
  • , P. WitschelAffiliated withSiemens AG, Corporate Technology, Information and Communications, 81730 Munich
  • , U. HandmannAffiliated withViisage Technology AG, Universitätstrasse 160, D-44801 Bochum
    • , M. RinneAffiliated withViisage Technology AG, Universitätstrasse 160, D-44801 Bochum

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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.