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We offer robust and long-living hardware. Thanks to their modular construction, our robots can be configured for all sorts of research topics, including navigation, human-machine-communication, interaction and manipulation. We can suit your needs!

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We are experienced in both practice and the field of robotic research and development. We ourselves have publications in the field and are always interested in conducting further research and in actively shaping the future of mobile service robots.

Research projects with our robots

Projects

Currently

ROREAS / ROGER
Since October 2016, we continue to develop the robot from the ROREAS project in the ROGER project. More about the project on roger-projekt.de

VABULEUS project
Since June 2017, we have been developing components for a novel autonomous mobile service robot with a focus on industrial environments in the VABULEUS project. More about the project at www.tu-ilmenau.de/it-ems/projekte/vabuleus/

These projects are funded by:

Publications

Currently

Döring, N., Pöschl, S., Gross, H.-M., Bley, A., Martin, Ch., Böhme, H.-J.
User-Centered Design and Evaluation of a Mobile Shopping Robot.
Int. Journal of Social Robotics (JSR), vol. 7 (2015), pp. 203-225

Gross, H.-M., Debes, K., Einhorn, E., Müller, St., Scheidig, A., Weinrich, Ch., Bley, A., Martin, Ch.
Mobile Robotic Rehabilitation Assistant for Walking and Orientation Training of Stroke Patients: A Report on Work in Progress.
in: Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2014), San Diego, USA, pp. 1880-1887, IEEE 2014

Schröter, Ch., Müller, St., Volkhardt, M., Einhorn, E., Huijnen, C., van den Heuvel, H., van Berlo, A. , Bley, A., Gross, H.-M.
Realization and User Evaluation of a Companion Robot for People with Mild Cognitive Impairments.
in: Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Karlsruhe, Germany, pp. 1145-1151, IEEE 2013

Einhorn, E., Langner, T., Stricker, R., Martin, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
MIRA – Middleware for Robotic Applications.
in: Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vilamoura, Portugal, pp. 2591-2598, IEEE 2012

Gross, H.-M., Schröter, Ch., Müller, St., Volkhardt, M., Einhorn, E., Bley, A., Langner, T., Merten, M., Huijnen, C., van den Heuvel, H., van Berlo, A.
Further Progress towards a Home Robot Companion for People with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
in: Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Seoul, South Korea, pp. 637-644, IEEE 2012

More publications

Merten, M., Bley, A., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
A Mobile Robot Platform for Socially Assistive Home-care Applications.
in: Proc. German Conference on Robotics (ROBOTIK), 2012, Munich, Germany, pp. 233-238, publisher VDE 2012

Pöschl, S., Döring, N., Gross, H.-M., Bley, A., Martin, Ch., Böhme, H.-J.
Roboter-gestützte Artikelsuche im Baumarkt.
Zeitschrift für Evaluation (ZfEv), vol. 10 (2011) 1, 99-132

Gross, H.-M., Schröter, Ch., Müller, St., Volkhardt, M., Einhorn, E., Bley, A., Martin, Ch., Langner, T., Merten, M.
Progress in Developing a Socially Assistive Mobile Home Robot Companion for the Elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
in: Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), San Francisco, USA, pp. 2430-2437, IEEE Omnipress 2011

Gross, H.-M., Schröter, Ch., Müller, St., Volkhardt, M., Einhorn, E., Bley, A., Martin, Ch., Langner, T., Merten, M.
I’ll Keep an Eye on You: Home Robot Companion for Elderly People with Cognitive Impairment.
in: IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Anchorage, USA, pp. 2481-2488, IEEE 2011

Martin, Ch., Steege, F.-F., Gross, H.-M.
Estimation of Pointing Poses for Visually Instructing Mobile Robots under Real-World Conditions.
Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), vol. 58 (2010) 2, pp. 174-185, Elsevier

Pöschl, S., Döring, N., Böhme, H.J., Martin, Ch.
Mensch-Roboter-Interaktion im Baumarkt. Formative Evaluation eines mobilen Shopping-Roboters.
Zeitschrift für Evaluation (ZfEv), vol. 8 (2009) 1, 27-58

Gross, H.-M., Böhme, H.-J., Schröter, Ch., Müller, St., König, A., Einhorn, E., Martin, Ch., Merten, M., Bley, A.
TOOMAS: Interactive Shopping Guide Robots in Everyday Use – Final Implementation and Experiences from Long-Term Field Trials.
in: Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), St. Louis, USA, pp. 2005-2012, IEEE 2009

Stricker, R., Martin, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
Increasing the Robustness of 2D Active Appearance Models for Real-World Applications.
in: Proc. Int. Conf. on Computer Vision Systems (ICVS), Liege, LNCS 5815, pp. 364-373, Springer 2009

Pöschl, S., Döring, N. Böhme, H.J. & Martin, Ch.
Computergestützte Artikelsuche im Baumarkt – Formative Evaluation eines Artikelsuchsystems für mobile Shopping-Roboter.
Zeitschrift für Evaluation (ZfEv), vol. 7 (2008), S. 113-135

Gross, H.-M., Böhme, H.-J., Schröter, Ch., Müller, St., König, A., Martin, Ch., Merten, M., Bley, A.
ShopBot: Progress in Developing an Interactive Mobile Shopping Assistant for Everyday Use.
in: Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), Singapore, pp. 3471-3478, IEEE 2008

Martin, Ch., Werner, U., Gross, H.-M.
A Real-time Facial Expression Recognition System based on Active Appearance Models using Gray Images and Edge Images.
in: Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Face and Gesture Recognition (FG), Amsterdam, paper no. 299, 6 pages, IEEE

Richarz, J., Scheidig, A., Martin, Ch., Müller, St., Gross, H.-M.
A Monocular Pointing Pose Estimator for Gestural Instruction of a Mobile Robot.
International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS), vol. 4, No. 1 (2007), pp. 139-150

Martin, Ch., Schaffernicht, E., Scheidig, A., Gross, H.-M.
Multi-Modal Sensor Fusion Using a Probabilistic Aggregation Scheme for People Detection and Tracking.
Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), vol. 54, (2006) 9, pp. 721-728, Elsevier ScienceDirect

Thrun, S., Martin, Ch., Yufeng Liu, Hähnel, D., Emery-Montemerlo, R., Chakrabarti, D. and Burgard, W.
A Real-Time Expectation Maximization Algorithm for Acquiring Multi-Planar Maps of Indoor Environments with Mobile Robots.
IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation (TRA), vol. 20 (2003), pp. 433-442

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