The Mobile Robot of MAIA: Actions and Interactions in a Real Life Scenario
Over the years, automated vehicles have evolved from reliable yet rigidly constrained AGVs to the fairly flexible ones of the Help Mate generation. It is interesting to observe that while such systems exhibit quite respectful autonomous navigation capabilities, their capacity of interacting with the users and the environment is still limited.
In this paper, the research work done at IRST in the framework of the Experimental Platform of MAIA is presented. In particular, a transport mission scenario (MAIA ’94) is considered, in which autonomous navigation, speech recognition and planning represent three aspects of the same capacity that the system has of interacting with the external world in a reliable and autonomous fashion.
KeywordsTransportation Monit Dispatch Sonar Elementary Action
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