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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-411762

A Mobile Robot System for Ambient Intelligence

Mayr, Matthias

Over the last years, Ambient Intelligence (AmI) has been pointed out as an alternative to current practices in home care. AmI supports the concept of Ambient Assisted Living, which aims to allow older people to remain independent at their own homes for longer. The integration of a mobile robot into a database-centric platform for Ambient Assisted Living is described in this thesis. The robot serves as a rst-aid agent to respond to emergencies, such as a fall, detected by the intelligent environment. To accomplish that the robot must 1) be able to receive tasks from intelligent environment; 2) execute the task; 3) report the progress and the result of the task back to the intelligent environment.
The system of the robot is built on top of the Robot Operating System, while the existing intelligent environment on a PostgreSQL database. To receive tasks from the intelligent
environment, the robot maintains an active connection with the database and subscribes to specic tasks. A task, for example, is to nd a person in the environment, which includes asking if the person is doing well. To nd a person a map-based approach and a face reco ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000041176
Verlag Karlsruhe
Abschlussart Abschlussarbeit - Bachelor
Schlagworte Robotics, Ambient Intelligence, Ambient Assisted Living, Robot System, Active Database, Healthcare
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