A Multi-Agent Framework for Coordination of Intelligent Assistive Technologies

Pedro Ricardo da Nova Valente, S. Hossain, B. Groenbaek, K. Hallenborg, L.P. Reis

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Intelligent care for the future is the IntelliCare project's main priority. This paper describes the design of a generic multi-agent framework for coordination of intelligent assistive technologies. The paper overviews technologies and software systems suitable for context awareness and housekeeping tasks, especially for performing a multi-robot cleaning-task activity. It also describes conducted work in the design of a multi-agent platform for coordination of intelligent assistive technologies. Instead of using traditional robot odometry estimation methods, we have tested an independent indoor localization system for real-time localization. We conducted an experiment in two steps: first, creating and testing interaction interfaces with and between robotic systems, and secondly, wrapping all in a multi-agent system, defining a vacuuming-cleaning ontology. With the pose data from an indoor localization system, is it possible to compare with real robot positions. From this, we can make some platform assumptions regarding heterogeneous robot cooperation, by thinking further i.e. sharing workspace with humans.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date1. Jun 2010
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1. Jun 2010


  • IntelliCare project
  • independent indoor localization system
  • intelligent assistive technology
  • multi-agent framework
  • multirobot cleaning-task activity
  • robot odometry estimation method
  • software systems
  • vacuuming-cleaning ontology
  • medical robotics
  • multi-agent systems
  • multi-robot systems
  • patient care
  • position control


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