Development of a modular service robot

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Due to ageing of the population, providing care to acceptable will standards become increasingly difficult. Thanks to recent advances in robotics and mechatronics, it is now starting to become possible to develop robots that can provide assistance in daily living, e.g., fetching objects, opening and closing of doors and drawers and operating switches. However, these technologies have not been brought together into an economically viable service robot. The goal of this project is the development of design methods for autonomous robot systems, using standardized architectures, which can safely work in a care situation. As a first step, the AMIGO robot has been designed, which will be used as a research platform to investigate standards in mechanical and electric interfaces and software architectures. Furthermore, it will be used in related activities such as the RoboEarth project and the RoboCup@Home competition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbstract presented at the 30th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, March 15-17 2011, Lommel, Belgie
EditorsC. Ionescu, R. De Keyser
Place of PublicationGent
PublisherUniversiteit Gent
ISBN (Print)978-90-9026089-1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event30th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, March 15-17, 2011, Lommel, Belgium - Lommel, Belgium
Duration: 15 Mar 201117 Mar 2011


Conference30th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, March 15-17, 2011, Lommel, Belgium


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