Public Summary Month 1/2011

The KANMAN experiment develops an application where a mobile manipulator will support a Kanban production process by taking care of the flow of materials. In the first four months we discussed our approach with production experts and defined and prioritised three use cases.

Furthermore, we have realized the set-up of a mobile platform and have successfully integrated the magnetic sensor prototypes in a mobile robot platform. The following figure shows example data sets recorded during the movement of a robot platform in an example industrial environment for way of about 10 m. The figures show a magnetic map based on the average magnetic field (green = 0, red = positive, blue = negative). The comparison between the way out (left) and way back (right) underlines the good reproducibility. We are currentling working on the integration of these sensor information in the localisation map of the robot.

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