Household Service Robotics

1st Edition

Authors: Yangsheng Xu Huihuan Qian Xinyu Wu
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128008812
eBook ISBN: 9780128009437
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th December 2014
Page Count: 564
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Copyright ©2015 Zhejiang University Press, Published by Elsevier Inc.

Household Service Robotics is a collection of the latest technological advances in household service robotics in five main areas: robot systems, manipulation, navigation, object recognition, and human-robot interaction. The book enables readers to understand development s and apply them to their own working areas, including:

  • Robotic technologies for assisted living and elderly care
  • Domestic cleaning automation
  • Household surveillance
  • Guiding systems for public spaces

Service robotics is a highly multidisciplinary field, requiring a holistic approach. This handbook provides insights to the disciplines involved in the field as well as advanced methods and techniques that enable the scale-up of theory to actual systems. It includes coverage of functionalities such as vision systems, location control, and HCI, which are important in domestic settings.

Key Features

  • Provides a single source collection of the latest development in domestic robotic systems and control
  • Covers vision systems, location control, and HCI, important in domestic settings
  • Focuses on algorithms for object recognition, manipulation, human-robot interaction, and navigation for household robotics


Engineers and researchers working on robotics, automation, control, computer vision and robotic systems development.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part 1. Introduction
    • Chapter 1.1. Introduction
      • 1.1.1. Work Environments for Household Service Robots
      • 1.1.2. Functionalities of Household Service Robots
  • Part 2. Service Robotic System Design
    • Chapter 2.1. The State of the Art in Service Robotic System Design
      • 2.1.1. Stationary Service Robotic Systems
      • 2.1.2. Attached Mobile Service Robotic Systems
      • 2.1.3. Mobile Household Service Robotic Systems
      • 2.1.4. Summary of Case Studies
    • Chapter 2.2. Surveillance Robot Utilizing Video and Audio Information
      • 2.2.1. Introduction
      • 2.2.2. System Initialization
      • 2.2.3. Video Surveillance
      • 2.2.4. Abnormal Audio Information Detection
      • 2.2.5. Experimental Results Utilizing Video and Audio Information
      • 2.2.6. Conclusions
    • Chapter 2.3. Robot-Assisted Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired in Structured Indoor Environments
      • 2.3.1. Introduction
      • 2.3.2. An Ontology of Environments
      • 2.3.3. RG-I: A Robotic Guide
      • 2.3.4. Wayfinding
      • 2.3.5. Pilot Experiments
      • 2.3.6. Conclusions
    • Chapter 2.4. Design and Implementation of a Service Robot for Elders
      • 2.4.1. Introduction
      • 2.4.2. Robot System
      • 2.4.3. Human–Robot Interaction
      • 2.4.4. Experiments
      • 2.4.5. Conclusion
    • Chapter 2.5. A Household Service Robot with a Cellphone Interface
      • 2.5.1. Introduction
      • 2.5.2. System Architecture
      • 2.5.3. Grasping Algorithm
      • 2.5.4. Solving Subproblem 1
      • 2.5.5. Solving Subproblem 2
      • 2.5.6. Experiments
      • 2.5.7. Conclusion and Future Work
  • Part 3. Mapping and Navigation
    • Chapter 3.1. The State of the Art in Mapping and Navigation for Household Service
      • 3.1.1. Map Building and Localization
      • 3.1.2. Navigation, Path Plannin


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About the Author

Yangsheng Xu

Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Huihuan Qian

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Affiliations and Expertise

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Xinyu Wu

Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology

Affiliations and Expertise

Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology