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Johnny: An Autonomous Service Robot for Domestic Environments

  • In this article we describe the architecture, algorithms and real-world benchmarks performed by Johnny Jackanapes, an autonomous service robot for domestic environments. Johnny serves as a research and development platform to explore, develop and integrate capabilities required for real-world domestic service applications. We present a control architecture which allows to cope with various and changing domestic service robot tasks. A software architecture supporting the rapid integration of functionality into a complete system is as well presented. Further, we describe novel and robust algorithms centered around multi-modal human robot interaction, semantic scene understanding and SLAM. Evaluation of the complete system has been performed during the last years in the RoboCup@Home competition where Johnnys outstanding performance led to successful participation. The results and lessons learned of these benchmarks are explained in more detail.

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Document Type:Article
Author:Thomas Breuer, Geovanny R. Giorgana Macedo, Ronny Hartanto, Nico Hochgeschwender, Dirk Holz, Frederik Hegger, Zha Jin, Christian Müller, Jan Paulus, Michael Reckhaus, Jose Antonio Alvarez Ruiz, Paul G. Plöger, Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar
Parent Title (English):J Intell Robot Syst (Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems)
First Page:245
Last Page:272
Date of first publication:2011/07/28
Tag:Domestic service robots; Human robot interaction; Semantic scene understanding
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Informatik
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Entry in this database:2015/04/02