From Robots in everyday human environments
This wiki describes and documents the developments related to an research project Robots in Everyday Human Environments. The objective of the project is a robot embodied with an appearance and behaviour proven to be valuable in the effort of establishing as pleasant a setting as possible when encountering human beings. It is believed, that obtaining such a setting, would prove valuable in the effort of obtaining successful implementation of robots in everyday human environments.
The Segway Robotic Mobility Platform (RMP) 200
- Trajectory Planning and Control for a Segway RMP, Spring 2009
- Robots in Everyday Human Environments, June 2007, Simon Kracht, Carsten Nielsen
- Quality in Human-Robot Encounters, November 2007, Francesca Dedola
The Robotino® Platform
This section presents various guides all enabling more advanced use of the Robotino® robot. Hence, these guides are recommended if the user wants to get further than simply controlling the robot with the Robotino®View software, or developing simple client programs in C++ based on the Robotino®Com libraries bundled with the robot. A variant of these is available from the website openrobotino.org.
Note that the guides linked below assumes that the user has access to a Linux distribution. They have been written from using an Ubuntu distribution.
Robotino and Player
The Player platform
As described above, it has been chosen to make use of the a robot interface called Player. Based on a server/client principle, this robot interface allows for multiple instances of possibly different programming languages, to access robot hardware through pre-defined interfaces. Many researchers have contributed to Player with various drivers covering everything from specific hardware, to outright navigation modules. Finally, as part of the Player project, a simulation tool called Stage has been released. Stage provides unique possibilities for simulating developed drivers, supporting the standard interfaces of a robot.
For contribution to 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference, Human-Robot Interaction 2008, please follow link to HRI 2008