Configuration Mechanism for Variable SAR Process Chains

Abstract

In order for adaptive assistance robots to simplify and improve the lives of people in need of care, a robot must know how to interact with the person. Since every person in need of care has different impairments, the robot must use these to decide which interaction should be carried out with this person. It was analysed which impairments or limitations a person in need of care may have. It was then derived which interaction is possible with which restriction. Requirements could be abstracted from this combination of restrictions and interactions. With these requirements a concept was created so that a robot selects an interaction that is adapted to the person’s limitations. With the selected interaction, the robot can receive commands, carry out the task and finally output whether the task could be completed. To test the concept, an Android-based prototype was developed on a Segway Robotics Loomo. After that, tests were created to verify that the requirements were met. The result was a concept with a prototypical implementation variant, which can be used as a basic framework to select interactions based on impairments of people. All the steps leading to this concept and the prototype have been explained. This fulfills a part in order to be able to develop adaptive assistant robots.

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