A mobile robot for transport applications in hospital domain with safe human detection algorithm

Masaki Takahashi, Takafumi Suzuki, Francesco Cinquegrani, Rosario Sorbello, Enrico Pagello

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Abstract

We have been developing a MKR (Muratec Keio Robot), an autonomous omni-directional mobile transfer robot system for hospital applications. This robot has a wagon truck to transfer luggage, important specimens and other materials. This study proposes a safe obstacle collision avoidance technique that includes a human detection algorithm for omni directional mobile robots that realizes a safe movement technology. The robot can distinguish people from others obstacles with human detection algorithm. The robot evades to people more safely by considering its relative position and velocity with respect to them. Some experiments in a hospital were carried out to verify the performance of the human detection algorithm. Moreover, the simulation results have confirmed that the robot can reach the goal without colliding with static and dynamic obstacles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2009
Pages1543-1548
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2009 - Guilin, China
Duration: 2009 Dec 192009 Dec 23

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2009
CountryChina
CityGuilin
Period09/12/1909/12/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Biomaterials

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    Takahashi, M., Suzuki, T., Cinquegrani, F., Sorbello, R., & Pagello, E. (2009). A mobile robot for transport applications in hospital domain with safe human detection algorithm. In 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2009 (pp. 1543-1548). [5420402] (2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2009.5420402