The research project deals with the integration of service robots into an intelligent home environment to cooperatively accomplish tasks. This combination will extend the sensory variety of the smart home and the service robots and will allow more sophisticated applications. One focus of the project is the development of an adequate middleware architecture to enable communication between different agents in the system, e.g. robots, sensors and actuators. Furthermore, the robots will be programmable by employing user-friendly learning from demonstration techniques. The whole project is embedded into a health care scenario to support elderly people in their everday lives.
Robert Bosch GmbH