Periodic Reporting for period 1 - ENDORSE (Safe, Efficient and Integrated Indoor Robotic Fleet for Logistic Applications in Healthcare and Commercial Spaces)
Reporting period: 2018-10-01 to 2020-09-30
The main results achieved include: i) the integration of the infrastructure-less Anyplace Indoor Navigation Service into the Robot Operating System, as a key step towards infrastructure-less multi-robot navigation, ii) preliminary algorithms for human-aware navigation using machine learning approaches, a step towards enhanced HRI ; iii) the e-diagnostic module hardware and the robot base adaptation ; iv) the software to access the Electronic Health Record from the mobile e-diagnostic module ; and v) a first version of the fleet management system for robot task allocation. The latter software developments will facilitate the deployment of the ENDORSE software as a cloud-based service.
Until the end of the end of the project, the consortium will finalize the development of the algorithms for infrastructure-less indoor localization, human-aware robot navigation, and deadlock resolution, as well as their software implementation. The overall ENDORSE both software and hardware solutions, including the cloud-based fleet management system and the Electronic Health Record, will be finalized and integrated. Finally, pilot sites will be set up for the experimental evaluation and validation of the ENDORSE solutions using a fleet of several robots.