Section: Application Domains
Service, intervention, and human assistance robotics
This application domain is currently quickly emerging, and more and more industrials companies (e.g. IS-Robotics, Samsung, LG …) are now commercializing service and intervention robotics products such as vacuum cleaner robots, drones for civil or military applications, entertainment robots …). One of the main challenges is to propose robots which are sufficiently robust and autonomous, easily usable by non-specialists, and marked at a reasonable cost. A more recent challenge for the coming decade is to develop robotized systems for assisting elderly and/or disabled people. We are strongly involved in the development of such technologies, which are clearly tightly connected to our research work on robots in human environments.