Smell, think and act: A cognitive robot discriminating odours

  title={Smell, think and act: A cognitive robot discriminating odours},
  author={Amy Loutfi and Silvia Coradeschi},
  journal={Autonomous Robots},
In this paper, we explore the integration of an electronic nose and its odour discrimination functionalities into a multi-sensing robotic system which works over an extended period of time. The robot patrols an office environment, collecting odour samples of objects and performing user requested tasks. By considering an experimental platforms which operates over an extended period of time, a number of issues related to odour discrimination arise such as the drift in the sensor data, online… 

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Object recognition: A new application for smelling robots

Improving Odour Analysis Through Human-Robot Cooperation

  • A. LoutfiS. Coradeschi
  • Computer Science
    Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
  • 2005
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