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Autonomous mobile Servicerobots
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Welcome at the Collaborative Center for Applied Research on Service Robotics

Service robots shall very soon autonomously provide services in all spheres of life. They have to execute demanding and complex tasks in a dynamic environment, collaborate with human users in a natural and intuitive way and adapt themselves to varying conditions. Acting in an everyday life environment imposes great demands on the engineering and development process. Although matured algorithms and solutions exist for subproblems, a methodology to open a systematic engineering approach for service robotic applications is still missing.

Thus, this project aims at developing a methodology for building service robotic systems. The major approach is to extend and merge separated techniques under the objective of suitability for daily use. The overall goal is to substantially facilitate development of autonomous mobile service robots.

After a successful evaluation the ZAFH Servicerobotik is funded for another 2 years (2011-2012) with up to 1 Million Euro.

press release of ZAFH Servicerobotik
press release of MWK Baden-Württemberg

Videos illustrating selected project results:
=> Ulm YouTube Channel
=> RV-Weingarten Channel


The project is funded by "Europäische Union, Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung" and the state of Baden Württemberg, Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst.

The "Ministerium für Ernährung und Ländlichen Raum" is the administrative authority. Further information on the operational program "Regionale Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und Beschäftigung 2007-2013 (RWB)" funded by "Europäischer Fonds für Regionale Entwicklung (EFRE)" can be found here.
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