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Johnny: An Autonomous Service Robot for Domestic Environments

Thomas Breuer, Geovanny R. Giorgana Macedo, Ronny Hartanto, Nico Hochgeschwender, Dirk Holz, Frederik Hegger, Zha Jin, Christian Müller, Jan Paulus, Michael Reckhaus, José Antonio Álvarez Ruiz, Paul G. Plöger (+1 others)
2011 Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems  
In this article we describe the architecture, algorithms and real-world benchmarks performed by Johnny Jackanapes, an autonomous service robot for domestic environments.  ...  Johnny serves as a research and development platform to explore, develop and integrate capabilities required for real-world domestic service applications.  ...  Siegen, and DAAD.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10846-011-9608-y fatcat:caa3tvz53nagvdso5l7lajbteq

Automated Risk Assessment for Scene Understanding and Domestic Robots Using RGB-D Data and 2.5D CNNs at a Patch Level

Rob Dupre, Georgios Tzimiropoulos, Vasileios Argyriou
2017 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW)  
Using deep learning techniques smart enabled homes and domestic robots can be equipped with the functionality to detect, draw attention to, or mitigate hazards in a given scene.  ...  In this work the notion of automated risk assessment for 3D scenes is addressed.  ...  The ability to provide smart homes or domestic robotics with the capabilities to define and localise hazards in a scene is highly advantageous.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cvprw.2017.65 dblp:conf/cvpr/DupreTA17 fatcat:6fbsciqqybae7mvyem5p2vi4ni

On the Gap between Domestic Robotic Applications and Computational Intelligence

Junpei Zhong, Chaofan Ling, Angelo Cangelosi, Ahmad Lotfi, Xiaofeng Liu
2021 Electronics  
and human-like domestic robots.  ...  For instance, domestic robots have assisted humans in various daily life scenarios to provide: (1) physical assistance such as floor vacuuming; (2) social assistance such as chatting; and (3) education  ...  Acknowledgments: J.Z. would like to thank his aunt for allowing to stay in her apartment to do the writing during self-quarantine.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10070793 fatcat:5fwhh2qjpncnhdz7u4mqwathp4

Towards Robust Object Categorization for Mobile Robots with Combination of Classifiers [chapter]

Christian A. Mueller, Nico Hochgeschwender, Paul G. Ploeger
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
An efficient object perception is a crucial component of a mobile service robot. In this work we present a solution for visual categorization of objects.  ...  We developed a prototypic categorization system which classifies unknown objects based on their visual properties to a corresponding category of predefined domestic object categories.  ...  In many cases objects play a central role in these activities and thus a service robot must be able to detect and classify known and unknown objects in such domestic environments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32060-6_12 fatcat:wxscoajijfgubl5e2o2yjurvvy

Human Detection and Identification by Robots Using Thermal and Visual Information in Domestic Environments

Mauricio Correa, Gabriel Hermosilla, Rodrigo Verschae, Javier Ruiz-del-Solar
2011 Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems  
In this paper a robust system for enabling robots to detect and identify humans in domestic environments is proposed.  ...  The response of the different modules is characterized, and the proposed system is validated using image databases of real domestic environments, and human detection and identification benchmarks of the  ...  We will also further develop our multisensory approach (time of flight cameras, thermal cameras, visible spectrum cameras, and lasers) for human and object detection and recognition by robots in domestic  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10846-011-9612-2 fatcat:titfichitvdtzjbx5wfubi7cgu

Architecture and Software Design for a Service Robot in an Elderly-Care Scenario

Norman Hendrich, Hannes Bistry, Jianwei Zhang
2015 Engineering  
Robotics-Article Figure 1 . The Robot-Era domestic robot.  ...  In this paper, we outline the AAL system currently developed in the European project Robot-Era, and describe the engineering aspects and the serviceoriented software architecture of the domestic robot,  ...  Acknowledgements This work was partially supported by the European Commission in project Robot-Era under contract FP7-288899.  ... 
doi:10.15302/j-eng-2015007 fatcat:2qssyteeffevhen5ex6lwkqz4i

Inter-classifier feedback for human-robot interaction in a domestic setting

Juhyun Lee, W. Bradley Knox, Peter Stone
2008 Journal of Physical Agents (JoPha)  
For a mobile robot that interacts with humans such as a home assistant or a tour guide robot, activities such as locating objects, following specific people, and distinguishing among different people are  ...  For complex object recognition and tracking tasks such as person recognition and tracking, we use the method of inter-classifier feedback to track both uniquely identifying characteristics of a person  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank Youngin Shin for his realtime face recognizer and Mohan Sridharan for the robot's initial development.  ... 
doi:10.14198/jopha.2008.2.2.06 fatcat:6cnoo2mmcbg6lby3s54qxcuzcu

Tell me what this is: Few-Shot Incremental Object Learning by a Robot [article]

Ali Ayub, Alan R. Wagner
2020 arXiv   pre-print
For many applications, robots will need to be incrementally trained to recognize the specific objects needed for an application.  ...  We also demonstrate the system's ability to learn arrangements of objects and predict missing or incorrectly placed objects.  ...  Imagine, for example, a domestic robot tasked with locating and organizing household items.  ... 
arXiv:2008.00819v1 fatcat:zkkshyakybftpcjfgaplu2y4y4

A Modular Approach to Gesture Recognition for Interaction with a Domestic Service Robot [chapter]

Stefan Schiffer, Tobias Baumgartner, Gerhard Lakemeyer
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we propose a system for robust and flexible visual gesture recognition on a mobile robot for domestic service robotics applications.  ...  Building on a set of existing approaches, we integrate an on-line color calibration and adaptation mechanism for hand detection followed by feature-based posture recognition.  ...  Future work further includes the extension to work on 3D position information for hands and for gestures, respectively.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-25489-5_34 fatcat:fvzgq3xlefgcxhc3c4jp4zkzbi

Hibikino-Musashi@Home 2019 Team Description Paper [article]

Yuichiro Tanaka, Yutaro Ishida, Yushi Abe, Tomohiro Ono, Kohei Kabashima, Takuma Sakata, Masashi Fukuyado, Fuyuki Muto, Takumi Yoshii, Kazuki Kanamaru, Daichi Kamimura, Kentaro Nakamura (+3 others)
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We have also participated in the RoboCup 2017 Nagoya as an open platform league and domestic standard platform league teams, and in the RoboCup 2018 Montreal as a domestic standard platform league team  ...  This paper aims to introduce the activities that are performed by our team and the technologies that we use.  ...  The classification results are input into the perceptron, and the perceptron learns relation between the classification results and the ordered object.  ... 
arXiv:2006.01233v1 fatcat:psiwu64btba2ta2zfbfnpe3qzy

Intelligent flat-and-textureless object manipulation in Service Robots [article]

Abel Pacheco-Ortega, Hugo Estrada, Edgar Vázquez, Reynaldo Martell, Jesús Hernández, Julio Cruz, Edgar Silva, Jesus Savage, Luis Contreras
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Our solution integrates colour and 2D and 3D geometry information to describe objects, and this information is given to the robot action planner to find the best grasping trajectory depending on the object  ...  This work introduces our approach to the flat and textureless object grasping problem.  ...  Service Robots, with a high relevance in the future of domestic and assistance applications.  ... 
arXiv:1809.03210v1 fatcat:6bg2o3sk4beq3pm7ku4ecyf5zu

Service Robots in Catering Applications: A Review and Future Challenges

Juan Miguel Garcia-Haro, Edwin Daniel Oña, Juan Hernandez-Vicen, Santiago Martinez, Carlos Balaguer
2020 Electronics  
Robotics companies are designing robots to handle tasks, including serving, interacting, collaborating, and helping.  ...  These robotic platforms might have social capacities to interact with the consumer and other robots, and at the same time, might have physical skills to perform complex tasks in professional environments  ...  Until now, service robots for personal and domestic use are mainly in the areas of domestic robots, which include cleaning vacuum cleaners and floors, lawn mowing robots and entertainment and leisure robots  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10010047 fatcat:5wo6qpfhcvhmviq7fblwxdnuhi

Domestic waste detection and grasping points for robotic picking up [article]

Victor De Gea and Santiago T. Puente and Pablo Gil
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Later, the 3D object shape is computed using the network result and the depth channel. Finally, the shape is used to compute grasping for a robot arm with a two-finger gripper.  ...  This paper presents an AI system applied to location and robotic grasping.  ...  for APm (AP for medium objects) and 0.511 and 0.766 for APl (AP for large objects).  ... 
arXiv:2105.06825v1 fatcat:sgu6lvgh6zej5pcxjmlnewuu3q

People Detection in 3d Point Clouds Using Local Surface Normals [chapter]

Frederik Hegger, Nico Hochgeschwender, Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar, Paul G. Ploeger
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The ability to detect people in domestic and unconstrained environments is crucial for every service robot.  ...  We deployed the people detection system on a real-world service robot operating at a reasonable frame rate of 5Hz.  ...  We gratefully acknowledge the continued support by the b-it Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39250-4_15 fatcat:7cbdvygky5aotbvyak62p5vrwi

Brain-Inspired Intelligent Systems for Daily Assistance

Anastassia Angelopoulou, Jose Garcia-Rodriguez, Epameinondas Kapetanios, Peter M. Roth, Kenneth Revett
2019 Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience  
neural networks (CNNs). is integrated system uses Hermite OF for obstacle motion detection and CNN for obstacle distance estimation. e authors estimate the distance to mobile and fixed objects using a  ...  Cruz et al. present a robotic system for monitoring and interacting with people affected by cognitive diseases by successfully integrating object recognition, activity recognition, localisation, and navigation  ...  robot, namely, Pepper, which roams through the home to detect dangerous areas and movable (nonstatic) objects that the fixed cameras are not able to detect.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2019/7597839 pmid:31316557 pmcid:PMC6604466 fatcat:ypmyw66idnea7g2jqb24pkruly
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