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'LUCAS': the library assistant robot, implementation and localisation

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Show simple item record Behan, Julie O'Keeffe, Derek T. 2012-11-05T14:41:39Z 2012-11-05T14:41:39Z 2005
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In modern ageing society, robots are been designed to play an increasing role in the lives of elderly people This paper describes a mobile robotic assistant, named ‘LUCAS’, Limerick University Computerised Assistive System, that is currently being developed to assist elderly individuals with mild cognitive or physical impairments within a library environment. The aim of the project is to provide an assistive socially interactive robotic aid. The main focus of this paper is on the localisation system of ‘LUCAS’. A continuous localisation process is used which relies on monocular vision and ultrasonic range readings. The process employ’s methods of straight-line-extraction, vanishing point estimation and ultrasonic pattern detection. The correspondence space is reduced by splitting the navigable space into localisation variant regions. The pose is calculated for each localisation hypothesis within the particular region and is used to correct the motion of the robot before it enters the next localisation region. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, 2005 and International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technologies and Internet Commerce;pp. 1140-
dc.rights “© 2005 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works en_US
dc.subject digital libraries en_US
dc.subject graphical user interfaces en_US
dc.subject handicapped aids en_US
dc.subject human computer interaction en_US
dc.title 'LUCAS': the library assistant robot, implementation and localisation en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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