Probabilistic Algorithms and the Interactive Museum Tour-Guide Robot Minerva

Sebastian Thrun, M. Beetz, Maren Bennewitz, Wolfram Burgard, A.B. Creemers, Frank Dellaert, Dieter Fox, Dirk Hahnel, Chuck Rosenberg, Nicholas Roy, Jamieson Schulte, and Dirk Schulz
International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 19, No. 11, December, 2000, pp. 972-999.


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Abstract
This paper describes Minerva, an interactive tour-guide robot that was succesfully deployed in a Smithsonian museum. Minerva's software is pervasively probabilistic, relying on explicit representations of uncertainty in perception and control. During 2 weeks of operation, the robot interacted with thousands of people, both in the museum and through the Web, traversing more than 44km at speeds of up to 163 cm/sec in the unmodified museum.

Keywords
mobile robots

Notes
Number of pages: 26

Text Reference
Sebastian Thrun, M. Beetz, Maren Bennewitz, Wolfram Burgard, A.B. Creemers, Frank Dellaert, Dieter Fox, Dirk Hahnel, Chuck Rosenberg, Nicholas Roy, Jamieson Schulte, and Dirk Schulz, "Probabilistic Algorithms and the Interactive Museum Tour-Guide Robot Minerva," International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 19, No. 11, December, 2000, pp. 972-999.

BibTeX Reference
@article{Thrun_2000_3420,
   author = "Sebastian Thrun and M. Beetz and Maren Bennewitz and Wolfram Burgard and A.B. Creemers and Frank Dellaert and Dieter Fox and Dirk Hahnel and Chuck Rosenberg and Nicholas Roy and Jamieson Schulte and Dirk Schulz",
   editor = "John Hollerbach",
   title = "Probabilistic Algorithms and the Interactive Museum Tour-Guide Robot Minerva",
   journal = "International Journal of Robotics Research",
   pages = "972-999",
   publisher = "Sage Science Press",
   month = "December",
   year = "2000",
   volume = "19",
   number = "11",
}