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15 Years of Rolland

Thomas Röfer; Christian Mandel; Axel Lankenau; Bernd Gersdorf; Udo Frese
In: Berthold Hoffmann; Till Mossakowski; Lutz Schröder. Festschrift Dedicated to Bernd Krieg-Brückner on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday. Pages 255-272, Sichere Kognitive Systeme, DFKI Bremen, 2009.


The paper presents 15 years of research conducted on the Bremen Autonomous Wheelchair "Rolland". Rolland is a mobility assistant for the handicapped and the elderly. The paper presents the different versions of Rolland that were built over the years, as well as the special input devices that are used with Rolland. Contributions were made to the state of the art in the areas of self-localization, mapping, navigation, safety, and shared control. A number of assistants are the practical results of this research conducted.

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