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Incorporating Articulated Scene Models in Movement Strategies for a Mobile Robot Companion

TitleIncorporating Articulated Scene Models in Movement Strategies for a Mobile Robot Companion
Publication TypeMaster Thesis
AuthorsMeyer zu Borgsen, S.

At this time most of the mobile robots stay in laboratories. More and more they start leaving this controlled and often specially for them designed environment. This includes sharing their operation space with humans and other autonomous agents. In consequence the mobile companion has to be able to react dynamically to changes applied to its environment. Instead of only finding a way around the obstacle the mobile companion becomes enabled to solve such situation with cooperation. The next step for a higher degree of autonomy in the future of robots is the ability to detect and clearance of obstacles by itself. Robots have to be enabled to separate unscalable walls from articulated obstacles in the scene to navigate self-determined in their environment. Thus navigation can be treated as a complex behavior involving the complete robot and not just as a task for a single component. This work enables the robot to perceive its world as a whole and thus remove everyday barriers.

Supervised ByWachsmuth, Sven, and Ziegler, Leon
Academic DepartmentFaculty of Technology
UniversityBielefeld University
Master Thesis Full Text8.4 MB

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