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The Golem Project: a Laboratory for the Construction of Service Robots

Speaker  Luis Pineda Cortes

Affiliation  Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Host  Jaime Puente

Duration  01:06:43

Date recorded  24 May 2012

A service robot is a system with inferential, perceptual, and action capabilities oriented to assist people with diverse daily living tasks. In this talk, we present an overview of the conceptual framework and methodology that went into the construction of the Golem series of service robots, which were developed over the last few years by the Golem group at IIMAS, UNAM. We discuss the current state of the technology, highlighting the kinds of advances that are required for service robots to perform well in the RoboCup competition, especially in the @Home category. The talk concludes with two reflections: one about the value of service robots in practical settings, and the other about the construction of service robots as a case study of technological development in the Latin American context.

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