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This paper addresses the problem of detecting people in two dimensional range scans. Previous approaches have mostly used pre-defined features for the detection and tracking of people. We propose an approach that utilizes a supervised learning technique to create a classifier that facilitates the detection of people. In particular, our approach applies(More)
The ability to represent knowledge about space and its position therein is crucial for a mobile robot. To this end, topological and semantic descriptions are gaining popularity for augmenting purely metric space representations. In this paper we present a multi-modal place classification system that allows a mobile robot to identify places and recognize(More)
This paper addresses the problem of classifying places in the environment of a mobile robot into semantic categories. We believe that semantic information about the type of place improves the capabilities of a mobile robot in various domains including localization, path-planning, or human-robot interaction. Our approach uses AdaBoost, a supervised learning(More)
We present an approach for creating conceptual representations of human-made indoor environments using mobile robots. The concepts refer to spatial and functional properties of typical indoor environments. Following findings in cognitive psychology, our model is composed of layers representing maps at different levels of abstraction. The complete system is(More)
Indoor environments can typically be divided into places with different functionali-ties like corridors, rooms or doorways. The ability to learn such semantic categories from sensor data enables a mobile robot to extend the representation of the environment facilitating the interaction with humans. As an example, natural language terms like " corridor " or(More)
Indoor environments can typically be divided into places with different function-alities like corridors, rooms or doorways. The ability to learn such semantic categories from sensor data enables a mobile robot to extend the representation of the environment, and to improve its capabilites. As an example, natural language terms like corridor or room can be(More)
With a growing number of robots deployed in populated environments, the ability to detect and track humans, recognize their activities, attributes and social relations are key components for future service robots. In this article we will consider fundamentals towards these goals and present several results using 2D range data. We first propose a learning(More)
This paper presents an approach to create topological maps from geometric maps obtained with a mobile robot in an indoor-environment using range data. Our approach utilizes AdaBoost, a supervised learning algorithm, to classify each point of the geometric map into semantic classes. We then apply a segmentation procedure based on probabilistic relaxation(More)
The categorization of places in indoor environments is an important capability for service robots working and interacting with humans. In this paper we present a method to categorize different areas in indoor environments using a mobile robot equipped with a Kinect camera. Our approach transforms depth and grey scale images taken at each place into(More)