Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics

Towards Service Robots for Everyday Environments

Recent Advances in Designing Service Robots for Complex Tasks in Everyday Environments

Editors: Prassler, E., Bischoff, R., Burgard, W., Haschke, R., Hägele, M., Lawitzky, G., Nebel, B., Plöger, P., Reiser, U., Zöllner, M. (Eds.)

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People have dreamed of machines, which would free them from unpleasant, dull, dirty and dangerous tasks and work for them as servants, for centuries if not millennia. Service robots seem to finally let these dreams come true. But where are all these robots that eventually serve us all day long, day for day? A few service robots have entered the market: domestic and professional cleaning robots, lawnmowers, milking robots, or entertainment robots. Some of these robots look more like toys or gadgets rather than real robots. But where is the rest? This is a question, which is asked not only by customers, but also by service providers, care organizations, politicians, and funding agencies. The answer is not very satisfying. Today’s service robots have their problems operating in everyday environments. This is by far more challenging than operating an industrial robot behind a fence. There is a comprehensive list of technical and scientific problems, which still need to be solved. To advance the state of the art in service robotics towards robots, which are capable of operating in an everyday environment, was the major objective of the DESIRE project (Deutsche Service Robotik Initiative – Germany Service Robotics Initiative) funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under grant no. 01IME01A. This book offers a sample of the results achieved in DESIRE.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards Service Robots for Everyday Environments
Book Subtitle
Recent Advances in Designing Service Robots for Complex Tasks in Everyday Environments
Editors
  • Erwin Prassler
  • Rainer Bischoff
  • Wolfram Burgard
  • Robert Haschke
  • Martin Hägele
  • Gisbert Lawitzky
  • Bernhard Nebel
  • Paul Plöger
  • Ulrich Reiser
  • Marius Zöllner
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
Series Volume
76
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-25116-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-25116-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-25115-3
Series ISSN
1610-7438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 530
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