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Algorithm Toolbox for Autonomous Mobile Robotic Systems

  • Thomas Emter
  • Christian Frese
  • Angelika Zube
  • Janko Petereit
Research Autonomous Vehicles

Heavy machinery is often used in environments that pose significant human health risks. The objective of current research activities at Fraunhofer IOSB is to equip construction machinery with autonomous capabilities, thereby enabling it to act independently in danger areas. To this end, an algorithm toolbox for autonomous robotic systems was developed. The toolbox includes components ranging from environment detection, through task and motion planning, all the way up to concrete task execution. To be able to evaluate the research findings, a technology demonstrator has been established, which is capable of removing contaminated layers of earth autonomously.

1 Autonomous Mobile Robots

Autonomous robotic systems can offer many different ways of support. They operate in dangerous or inaccessible environments and reduce human workloads by assuming monotonous tasks. Current applications range from assistance robots in industrial environments, through autonomous heavy machinery in...



Parts of the described research have been supported within the project “AKIT — Autonomy KIT for conventional work vehicles to facilitate networked and assisted removal of hazards” (funding code 13N14099), which is being promoted in the course of the announcement “Innovative rescue and security systems” by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the scope of the Federal Government’s Research for Civil Security Framework Programme. The authors are grateful for the support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Emter
    • 1
  • Christian Frese
    • 1
  • Angelika Zube
    • 1
  • Janko Petereit
    • 1
  1. 1.Department Systems of Measurement, Control and Diagnosis of the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSBKarlsruheGermany

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