Description

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

Readership

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

Details

No. of pages:
564
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780128009437
Print ISBN:
9780128008812

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