A Mobile Service Robot for Life Science Laboratories

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A Mobile Service Robot for Life Science Laboratories
Abstract. In this paper we presents a project that is developing a mobile service robot to assist users in biological and pharmaceutical laboratories by executing routine jobs such as filling and transporting microplates. A preliminary overview of the design of the mobile platform with a robotic arm is provided. One focus of the project is aspects of safety since the robot and humans will share a common environment. Hence, several safety sensors such as laser scanners, thermographic components and artificial skin are employed. Moreover, the approaches to object recognition are described. Key words: service robotics, safety, object recognition 1 Motivation Biological and pharmaceutical research entails a great deal of repetitive manual work, e.g. preparing experiments or loading equipment such as drying chambers and centrifuges. Classical automation uses band conveyors or indexing tables to interconnect such units. The basic idea behind the Life Science Assistant (LiSA) is to employ a...
Erik Schulenburg, Norbert Elkmann, Markus Fritzsch
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where AMS
Authors Erik Schulenburg, Norbert Elkmann, Markus Fritzsche, Christian Teutsch
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