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Robdekon: Robot systems for the decontamination in misanthropic environments

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    Tamim Asfour

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ROBDEKON stands for "Robot Systems for Decontamination in Hostile Environments" and is a competence center dedicated to the research of autonomous and semi-autonomous robot systems. In the future, these systems are to carry out decontamination work independently so that people can stay away from the danger zone.

The aim of ROBDEKON is to research and develop novel robot systems for decontamination tasks. Research topics include mobile robots for rough terrain, autonomous construction machines, robot manipulators as well as decontamination concepts, planning algorithms, multisensory 3D environment mapping and tele-operation using virtual reality. Artificial intelligence methods enable the robots to perform assigned tasks autonomously or semi-autonomously.

The research focus of H2T within the ROBDEKON competence center is on the development of methods for single and multi-handed gripping, mobile packaging and planning of manipulation actions for handling contaminated objects. The visual perception and autonomous execution of decontamination tasks are central issues in this context.