Intelligent Mobility - Autonomous Outdoor Robotics at the DFKI
Sylvain Joyeux; Jakob Schwendner; Frank Kirchner; Ajish Babu; Felix Grimminger; Janosch Machowinski; Patrick Merz Paranhos; Christopher Gaudig
In: KI - Künstliche Intelligenz, German Journal on Artificial Intelligence - Organ des Fachbereiches "Künstliche Intelligenz" der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (KI), Vol. 25 - Special Issue on Off-road Robotics, No. 2, Pages 133-139, Springer, 5/2011.
Robotic systems for outdoor applications can play an important role in the future. Tasks like exploration, surveillance or search and rescue missions beneﬁt greatly from increased autonomy of the available systems. Outdoor environments and their high complexity pose a special challenge for existing autonomous behaviour technologies in robots. Some of these challenges in the area of navigation, plan management and sensor integration are investigated in the Intelligent Mobility (iMoby) pro ject at the DFKI. An introduction to the pro ject goals and the current achievements is given. Further, an outlook towards the end of the pro ject and beyond is provided.