Robotic Furniture in a Smart Environment: The PEIS Table
E. Di Lello, A. Loutfi, F. Pecora and A. Saffiotti
According to a recent trend, robotic technologies will be included into
domestic environments in the form of simple, networked robotic devices
able to cooperate in the performance of tasks. These devices may take
the form of smart appliances, distributed sensors, or robotic furniture.
In this paper, we describe the design of an autonomous robotic table and
its inclusion in a smart environment, the PEIS Ecology
. The design takes
into account the constraints posed by the domestic environment. The
robotic table can perform autonomous point-to-point navigation, and it
can collaborate with the other devices in the ecology to perform complex
tasks that go beyond simple navigation.