MINERVA: A second generation mobile tour-guide robot

Sebastian Thrun, M. Bennewitz, W. Burgard, A.B. Cremers, Frank Dellaert, Dieter Fox, D. Haehnel, Chuck Rosenberg, Nicholas Roy, Jamieson Schulte, and D. Schulz
Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'99), 1999.


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Abstract
This paper describes an interactive tour-guide robot, which was successfully exhibited in a Smithsonian museum. During its two weeks of operation, the robot interacted with thousands of people, traversing more than 44 km at speeds of up to 163 cm/sec. Our approach specifically addresses issues such as safe navigation in unmodified and dynamic environments, and short-term human-robot interaction. It uses learning pervasively at all levels of the software architecture.

Notes
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Robot Learning Lab
Associated Project(s): Minerva

Text Reference
Sebastian Thrun, M. Bennewitz, W. Burgard, A.B. Cremers, Frank Dellaert, Dieter Fox, D. Haehnel, Chuck Rosenberg, Nicholas Roy, Jamieson Schulte, and D. Schulz, "MINERVA: A second generation mobile tour-guide robot," Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'99), 1999.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Thrun_1999_2664,
   author = "Sebastian Thrun and M. Bennewitz and W. Burgard and A.B. Cremers and Frank Dellaert and Dieter Fox and D. Haehnel and Chuck Rosenberg and Nicholas Roy and Jamieson Schulte and D. Schulz",
   title = "MINERVA: A second generation mobile tour-guide robot",
   booktitle = "Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'99)",
   year = "1999",
}