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RoboEarth To Create World Wide Web for Service Robots

February 2, 2010

TU Eindhoven has been awarded a 5.6 million Euro grant for their RoboEarth project.  The goal of the project is to create a “world wide web for robots,” where robots can learn from each other and share “action recipes.”  Their primary application will be service robots in the healthcare industry:

As a demonstrator a service robot for patient companion in a hospital environment will be build.  At four sites in Europe a hospital room will be furnished where a companion robot will perform several tasks such as serving a drink from a refrigerator or pick up a newspaper for a patient confined to his bed.

Zwigle, O., et. al., “RoboEarth: Connection Robots Worldwide,” in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Interaction Sciences: Information Technology, Culture and Human, 2009.

[via Robotland, Techzine]

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