Concept of a hybrid architecture for Care-O-bot.
Source: Proceedings 1999 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2(Human and Environment Friendly Robots with High Intelligence and Emotional Quotients) 2001(Cat. No.01TH8591):407-11.
Abstract: The Care-O-bot, which is the prototype of a multi-functional Robot assistant for housekeeping and home care has been described in this paper. It can be used by elderly people in order to live independently in their homes for a longer time. The Care-O-bot has to fulfill many complex tasks and must be able to execute not only single tasks at a time but several tasks concurrently. The authors present the concept for hybrid control architecture appropriate for performing different tasks over long periods of time. They conclude by suggesting a need for a symbolic planner for robotic assistants. (CIRRIE Abstract)
Institution: Fraunhofer Inst. for Manuf. Eng. & Autom. (IPA), Stuttgart, Germany