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


Future service robots typically will have to operate in unconstrained, non-cooperative environments; in many applications the robots will share a common habitat and even interact with humans. Typical required functionalities are

  • a reliable detection and sufficiently accurate localization of obstacles which guarantee collision avoidance and allow for safe and efficient movements of arms, hands and body,

  • a robust recognition and localization of objects in the environment (and the identification of free space) as a basis for grasping & transfer and for navigation,

  • the detection and tracking of people e.g. for situation recognition, and

  • the recognition and identification of people, e. g. of authorized users.


Face Detection Service Robot Active Perception Efficient Movement Common Habitat 
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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Siemens AGMunichGermany

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