Talk Title: The domestic service robot Caesar and beyond

Aachen University of Technology,Germany


In the first part, I will introduce the domestic service  robot Caesar, which my group has been developing and operating over the  past seven years. In particular, I will focus on the AI methods used and  lessons learned over the years. In the second part, I will turn to  current and future work regarding mobile manipulation tasks, where the  action control of the robot needs to continuously interleave active  perception and high-level planning with action execution. The robot has  to deal with qualitative action and world descriptions as well as with  uncertainty and quantitative data from sensors and actuators. I will  outline how a recently started project together with partners from  Freiburg University attempts to address these issues and present initial  results.  
[2 Aug 2013]