robOCD: Robotic Order Cups Demo -- An Interactive Domestic Service Robotics Demo


This paper describes an interactive demonstration by the AllemaniACs’ domestic service robot Caesar. In a home-like environment Caesar’s task is to help setting the table. Besides basic capabilities of an autonomous mobile robot it uses methods for human-robot interaction and it also has a sophisticated high-level control that allows for decision-theoretic planning. We use this demo to illustrate the interplay of several modules of our robot control software in carrying out complex tasks. The overall system allows to perform robust reliable service robotics in domestic settings like in the RoboCup@Home league. Also, we show how our high-level programming language provides a powerful framework for agent behavior specification that can be beneficially deployed for service robotic applications. The system was showcased repeatedly, most notably at a national RoboCup competition and at an international conference.

Poster and Demo Session at the 35th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2012)