Networking Humans, Robots and Environments

Ubiquitous Robotic Space and Its Real-world Applications

Author(s): Wonpil Yu, Jae-Yeong Lee, Heesung Chae, Yu-Cheol Lee, Minsu Jang, Joo-Chan Sohn, Hyosung Ahn, Young-Guk Ha and Yong-Moo Kwon

Pp: 165-192 (28)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608057313113010013

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This paper is an extension of the authors’ earlier publication proposing ubiquitous robotic space [1]. In the previous work, authors collaborated to propose a novel robotic service framework. The proposed robotic service framework comprises three conceptual spaces: physical, semantic, and virtual space, which we call a ubiquitous robotic space collectively. We implemented a prototype robotic security application in an office environment, which confirmed that the proposed framework is an efficient tool for developing a robotic service employing IT infrastructure, particularly for integrating heterogeneous technologies involved and dealing with inherent complexity found in robotic platforms. The proposed ubiquitous robotic space architecture is further applied to a large scale artificial environment, which is crowded with hundreds of visitors. This experimental trial proves further the usefulness of the proposed architecture since virtually no modification of the original service architecture is required.

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