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Authors retain copyright and grant the Journal of Human-Robot Interaction right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. In this article, we describe the development of(More)
SRS is a European research project for building robust personal assistant robots using ROS (Robotic Operating System) and Care-O-bot (COB) 3 as the initial demonstration platform. In this paper, experience gained while building the SRS system is presented. A main contribution of the paper is the SRS autonomous control framework. The framework is divided(More)
Automated task planning for service robots faces great challenges in handling dynamic domestic environments. Classical methods in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) area mostly focus on relatively structured environments with fewer uncertainties. This work proposes a method to combine semantic knowledge representation with classical approaches in AI to build(More)
The concept of service robotics has grown considerably over the past two decades with many robots being used in non-industrial environments such homes, hospitals and airports. Many of these environments were never designed to have mobile service robots deployed within them. This paper describes some of the challenges that are faced and need to be overcome(More)
This paper introduces the idea of viewing fuzzy modelling and fuzzy system design from a functional analysis perspective. Fuzzy transforms, which are based on the generalised Fourier transform in functional analysis, are proposed. It is demonstrated that, mathematically, a T-S fuzzy model is equivalent to a fuzzy transform. Hence the parameters of a T-S(More)
A new method is proposed for using a combination of measurements from a laser range finder and a depth camera in a data fusion process that benefits from each modality's strong side. The combination leads to a significantly improved performance of the human detection and tracking in comparison with what is achievable from the singular modalities. The useful(More)