SERROKON-D - SERvice ROboter KONzeption - Demonstrator
- Duration: 01.07.2006 - 30.06.2007
- Funding: Thüringer Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Arbeit
Thüringer Aufbaubank (Grant Number: 2006 FE 0154)
- Project partner:
TU Ilmenau, FG Neuroinformatik und Kognitive Robotik
MetraLabs GmbH, Ilmenau
toom BauMarkt GmbH, Köln
- Project coordinator: Prof. Dr. Horst-Michael Groß, PD Dr. Hans-Joachim Böhme
- Preceding projects: PERSES, SERROKON-V, SERROKON-H
The project is to continue the preceding projects SERROKON-V and SERROKON-H.
It is aimed at the development of a demonstrator of a mobile interactive shopping assistant. This service robot will serve customers of a home store (DIY market) as mobile information kiosk, guiding the customer to the locations of desired articles.
Major work packages include refinement of the robot hardware (drive, sensor equipment, controller, design), enhancements of the algorithms for robot navigation and human-robot interaction, re-design of the robot control architecture, and comprehensive field experiments to evaluate the overall functionality of the shopping assistant.
Finally, the service robot should be able to operate within its application environment for longer duration (a couple of days, several weeks).