Probabilistic Algorithms and the Interactive Museum Tour-guide Robot Minerva Probabilistic Algorithms and the Interactive Museum Tour-guide Robot Minerva

Abstract

This paper describes Minerva, an interactive tour-guide robot that was successfully deployed in a Smithsonian museum. Minerva’s software is pervasively probabilistic, relying on explicit representations of uncertainty in perception and control. During 2 weeks of operation, the robot interacted with thousands of people, both in the museum and through the Web, traversing more than 44 km at speeds of up to 163 cm/sec in the unmodified museum.

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@inproceedings{Thrun2000ProbabilisticAA, title={Probabilistic Algorithms and the Interactive Museum Tour-guide Robot Minerva Probabilistic Algorithms and the Interactive Museum Tour-guide Robot Minerva}, author={S. Thrun and M. Beetz and M. Bennewitz and W. Burgard and A. B. Cremers and F. Dellaert and D. Fox and D. H{\"a}hnel and C. Rosenberg and N. Roy and J. Schulte and D. Schulz}, year={2000} }