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Challenges for service robots operating in non-industrial environments

Soroka, Anthony John, Qiu, Renxi, Noyvirt, Alexandre and Ji, Ze 2012. Challenges for service robots operating in non-industrial environments. Presented at: 2012 10th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN, Beijing, China, 25-27 July 2012. Industrial Informatics (INDIN), 2012 10th IEEE International Conference on. IEEE, pp. 1152-1157. 10.1109/INDIN.2012.6301139

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Abstract

The concept of service robotics has grown considerably over the past two decades with many robots being used in non-industrial environments such homes, hospitals and airports. Many of these environments were never designed to have mobile service robots deployed within them. This paper describes some of the challenges that are faced and need to be overcome in order for robots to successfully work in non-industrial environments (specifically homes and hospitals). These include the problems caused by an environment not having been designed to be robot-friendly, the unstructured nature of the environment and finally the challenges presented by certain user populations who may have difficulties interacting with a robot.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Engineering
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: domestic, hospital, human robot interaction, mobile robots, robots, service robotics
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9781467303125
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 03:53
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/44793

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