Networking Humans, Robots and Environments

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This book dives into the heart of how to design distributed control architectures for heterogeneous teams of humans, robots, and automated systems, enabling them to achieve greater cooperation and ...
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Universal Design of Ubiquitous Robotic Space

Pp. 144-164 (21)

Bong Keun Kim, Hyun Min Do, Hideyiki Tanaka, Yasushi Sumi, Hiromu Onda, Tamio Tanikawa, Kohtaro Ohba and Tetsuo Tomizawa


In order to cope with many problems of everyday activities which requires robots to accomplish complex yet routine tasks in changing environments, this study focuses on universality and proposes seven principles of universal design with robots. These principles are used to design ubiquitous robotic spaces. Further, in order to manage and to control the ubiquitous robotic spaces with robots, ambient intelligent systems, and everyday objects, we define inherent functions of objects as ubiquitous functions, and propose a ubiquitous function service with service-oriented architecture for the integration and control of physical and virtual objects under a unified framework, which is composed of smart object service, smart logic service, and smart discovery service. In addition, in order to provide flexible robustness to a robot functioning in the everyday domain, a reproducible robust internal-loop compensator structure is proposed, and the structural design of smart logic service based on this structure is illustrated.


Intelligent Systems Research Institute National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Tsukuba, Japan.