TitleProbabilistic Algorithms and the Interactive Museum Tour-Guide Robot Minerva.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsThrun S, Beetz M, Bennewitz M, Burgard W, Cremers A  B, Dellaert F, Fox D, Hähnel D, Rosenberg C, Roy N, Schulte J, Schulz D
JournalInternational Journal of Robotics Research

<p>This paper describes Minerva, an interactive tour-guide robot that was successfully deployed in a Smithsonian museum. Minerva's software is pervasively probabilistic, relying on explicit representations of uncertainty in perception and control. This article describes Minerva's major software components, and provides a comparative analysis of the results obtained in the Smithsonian museum. During two weeks of highly successful operation, the robot interacted with thousands of people, both in the museum and through the Web, traversing more than 44km at speeds of up to 163 cm/sec in the unmodified museum.</p>


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