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Making high-tech service robot platforms available

 
: Weisshardt, Florian; Reiser, Ulrich; Parlitz, Christopher; Verl, Alexander

Informationstechnische Gesellschaft -ITG-, Information Technology Society of VDE; Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V. -VDMA-, Fachverband Robotik und Automation, Frankfurt/Main; International Federation of Robotics; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Robotik -DGR-:
ISR/ROBOTIK 2010, Proceedings for the joint conference of ISR 2010, 41st International Symposium on Robotics und ROBOTIK 2010, 6th German Conference on Robotics : 7-9 June 2010 - Parallel to AUTOMATICA
Berlin: VDE-Verlag, 2010
ISBN: 978-3-8007-3273-9
S.1115-1120
International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) <41, 2010, Munich>
German Conference on Robotics (ROBOTIK) <6, 2010, Munich>
Internationale Fachmesse für Automation und Mechatronik (Automatica) <4, 2010, Munich>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer IPA ()
Serviceroboter; service robot; Care-O-Bot; Roboter; Robotersteuerung

Abstract
The development of reliable, robust and capable service robot platforms is expensive and time consuming. On the other hand, stable hardware is a prerequisite to be able to concentrate on the targeted research area. This paper proposes a strategy to make such high-end service robot platforms available as research platform, by means of the example of Care-O-bot® 3 developed at Fraunhofer IPA. Several methods to provide robotic hardware for research are introduced, starting from the maintenance of a common open-source repository, to the making available of simulation models of the hardware components and the possibility of remote access via a web-interface.
It is shown, that Care-O-bot® 3 is particularly suited as research platform through the modular structure of its hardware components. Thus, a very flexible set-up for Care-O-bot® 3 is possible, making it easy to adapt to the specific requirements of different robotic research fields.

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