Sjriek Alers

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Designing intelligent products, systems and related services require the designers to be able to integrate technology in their designs. Among other skills, programming is the key for the designers to prototype and experiment with the intelligent behaviors. However most of the design students do not have inherent affinity towards programming and electronics.(More)
1 Abstract— The focus of this paper is on situational awareness of airborne agents capable of 6D motion, in particular multi-rotor UAVs. We propose the fusion of 2D laser range finder, altitude, and attitude sensor data in order to perform simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) indoors. In contrast to other planar 2D laser range finder based SLAM(More)
We present MITRO: Maastricht Intelligent Telepresence RObot, a custom-built robot system specifically designed for augmented telepresence with assisted control. Telepres-ence robots can be deployed in a wide range of application domains, and augmented presence with assisted control can greatly improve the experience for the user.
Visual feature detection with limited resources of simple robots is an essential requirement for swarm robotic systems. Robots need to localize their position, to determine their orientation, and need to be able to acquire extra information from their surrounding environment using their sensors , while their computational and storage capabilities might be(More)
Recently, various commercial telepresence robots have become available to the broader public. Here, we present the telepresence domain as a research platform for (re-)integrating AI. With MITRO: Maastricht Intelligent Telep-resence RObot, we built a low-cost working prototype of a robot system specifically designed for augmented and autonomous telepresence.(More)
In this paper we summarize how the Swarmlab@Work team has won the 2013 world championship title in the RoboCup@Work league, which aims to facilitate the use of autonomous robots in industry. The various techniques that have been combined to win the competition come from different computer science domains, entailing learning, (simultaneous) localization and(More)