An Integrated Control Framework for Long-Term Autonomy in Mobile Service Robots

Lenka Mudrová, Bruno Lacerda, Nick Hawes

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This paper describes an integrated framework for the long-term task-driven control of mobile service robots. The core components of the framework are: a high-level task executor that manages execution, for example by reacting to failures, or adding extra tasks required by the end-user on-the-fly; a task scheduler that schedules sets of tasks throughout the day, taking into account travel times between locations and task durations, while satisfying the time constraints associated with each task; and a probabilistic topological motion planner that provides time-dependent optimal navigation policies and expected navigation times between task locations. We illustrate the overall framework by reporting on a three-week deployment in a real-world office environment, and use the data collected during the deployment to validate and illustrate the capabilities of the framework to adapt itself to the different travel time expectations throughout the day.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Conference on Mobile Robots 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781467391641
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 European Conference on Mobile Robots (ECMR) - Lincoln, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sept 20154 Sept 2015


Conference2015 European Conference on Mobile Robots (ECMR)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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