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Robotics and autonomy: From space robots to applications in daily life

Sirko Straube; Frank Kirchner
In: Research Outreach, Vol. 4, Pages 1-4, Research Publishing International Ltd, 4/2024.


Robots are an integral part of our world, with mostly non-autonomous systems providing support in practically every aspect of modern life. These robots are used in industry, surgical procedures, and the household, with more autonomous robots developed for space and deep-sea applications which are more detached from human activities. Dr Sirko Straube and Professor Dr Frank Kirchner from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) seek to translate the greater autonomy of maritime and space applications to the human sphere, opening possibilities for fruitful interactions between man and machines.

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