Reintegrating Artificial Intelligence into Applied Robotics

In this demonstration we show how various approaches from different computer science domains have been combined to win the 2013 world championship title in the RoboCup@Work league. RoboCup@Work aims to facilitate the use of autonomous robots in industry. Among other contributions, we show how artificial intelligence can be successfully reintegrated into a noteworthy robotics solution. This entails (simultaneous) localization and mapping, navigation, object recognition and object manipulation. The platform used is ground based, capable of omnidirectional movement and equipped with a five degree of freedom arm featuring a parallel gripper.