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Household Service Robotics by Xinyu Wu, Huihuan Qian, Yangsheng Xu

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Chapter 4.1

The State of the Art in Object Recognition for Household Services

Guoyuan Liang1, Xinyu Wu2,  and Yangsheng Xu1,2     1The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China     2Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, China

Abstract

Household service is one of the most important fields in robot applications. Compared with applications in industry, the household environment is more challenging. First, the household environment is usually unstructured, which makes it more difficult to handle simple tasks such as what the assembly line robot can easily achieve. Second, the object for household services is human, sometimes a small child. For safety reasons, the robot should be very careful when ...

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