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This paper introduces Care-O-bot<sup>®</sup> 3, a highly integrated and compact service robot with manipulation, navigation and vision capabilities. In particular, Care-O-bot<sup>®</sup> 3 combines the best of available technology including a 7 DOF light-weight arm, an omnidirectional platform and many high-end sensors along with a sustainable, end user(More)
In this paper Care-O-bot 3 is introduced, which is designed as a prototype for a household robot. In contrast to merely technology driven service robot developments, many considerations on embodiment were conducted. In particular, Care-O-bot 3 excels in its user-interaction oriented design. Nevertheless, it is equipped with leading edge technology, which is(More)
By taking over dull routine tasks, service robots can provide the personnel of residential care facilities with additional time for their actual care tasks. Together with the employees of an elderly care facility, possible areas to support care workers have been identified and support scenarios have been developed as part of the project WiMi-Care. On the(More)
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