Towards Ubiquitous Robotic Companion: Design and Implementation of Ubiquitous Robotic Service Framework

Young-Guk Ha, Joo-Chan Sohn, Young-Jo Cho, Hyunsoo Yoon
2005 ETRI Journal  
In recent years, motivated by the emergence of ubiquitous computing technologies, a new class of networked robots, ubiquitous robots, has been introduced. The Ubiquitous Robotic Companion (URC) is our conceptual vision of ubiquitous service robots that provide users with the services they need, anytime and anywhere in ubiquitous computing environments. To realize the vision of URC, one of the essential requirements for robotic systems is to support ubiquity of services: that is, a robot service
more » ... must be always available even though there are changes in the service environments. Specifically robotic systems need to be automatically interoperable with sensors and devices in current service environments, rather than statically preprogrammed for them. In this paper, the design and implementation of a semantic-based ubiquitous robotic space (SemanticURS) is presented. SemanticURS enables automated integration of networked robots into ubiquitous computing environments exploiting Semantic Web Services and AIbased planning technologies.
doi:10.4218/etrij.05.0105.0138 fatcat:tcyp4szndrdejcciwinuyo75vi