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Autonomous Cleaning Robot with Task-Level Programming

Objective

The objective of the ACRO project is to design an autonomous cleaning robot for use in industrial and commercial environments such as airports, offices, supermarkets and factories.

The approach will include:

- programming at the task level, with heavy emphasis on ease of use to meet the needs of unskilled operators
- model-based navigation, supported by sensor and gyroscope input
- autonomous operation, with ultrasonic sensors for collision avoidance
- development of mechatronic devices and sensors to automate the cleaning process.

Emphasis at all points will be on low-cost components.

Two industrial partners who use cleaning equipment will evaluate the prototypes resulting from the project. The project results will be incorporated in products which will be marketed by vendor consortium members.

Coordinator

HAKO-WERKE GMBH & CO
Address
Hamburger Straße 209-239
23843 Bad Oldesloe
Germany

Participants (8)

British Railways Board
United Kingdom
Address
29 Denison House
DN1 1PD Doncaster
CONSORTIUM DE MAINTENANCE ET DE TECHNOLOGIE
France
Address
49-53 Boulevard De Charonne
75011 Paris
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA)
France
Address
Centre D'études De Grenoble 17 Avenue Des Martyrs
38041 Grenoble
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung eV (FhG)
Germany
Address
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart
LINAK
Denmark
Address
Smedevaenget, 8
6430 Soenderjylland
ROL
France
Address
Rue Rene Razel
91892 Orsay
Sagem SA
France
Address
27 Rue Leblanc Le Ponant De Paris
75512 Paris
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Nobelstrasse 12C
70569 Stuttgart