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Robotic home assistant Care-O-bot II

: Hans, M.; Graf, B.

Prassler, E.; Lawitzky, G.; Stopp, A.; Grunwald, G.; Hägele, M.; Dillmann, R.; Iossifidis, I.:
Advances in human-robot interaction
Berlin: Springer, 2005 (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics - STAR 14)
ISBN: 3-540-23211-7
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Fraunhofer IPA ()
robotic home assistant; Roboterassistent; service robot; Serviceroboter; Care-O-Bot; household robot; household task

Technical aids allow elderly and handicapped people to live independently in their privat homes as long as they wish. As a contribution to these requires technological solutions, a demonstrater platform for a mobile home care system - called Care-O-bot - was designed and implemented by Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart. Care-O-bot is a mobile service robot, which has the capability to perform fetch and carry and various other supporting tasks in home environments. This paper gives an overview about Care-O-bot`s functionalities and first practical tests.