Traveling Drinksman - A Mobile Service Robot for People in Care-Homes

Konferenz: ISR 2020 - 52th International Symposium on Robotics
09.12.2020 - 10.12.2020 in online

Tagungsband: ISR 2020

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

Persiani, Michele; Hellstroem, Thomas (Department of Computer Science, Umeå University, Umea, Sweden)
Odabasi, Cagatay; Graf, Florenz; Kalra, Mohit; Graf, Birgit (Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart, Germany)

This paper describes ongoing work on the development of a service robot for serving drinks to people sitting at tables, for example in the recreation room of a care-house. The robot, denoted the Traveling Drinksman, should be able to detect the occupied tables, navigate safely according to defined policies, and interact with the humans sitting to serve them a drink. We present initial results addressing all of these problems with different sub-modules, including numerical results for the human detection module.