A multiplicity of sensors enables the Care-O-bot and rob@work systems to detect the environment in which they are operating. These range from several laser scanners to stereo vision colour cameras and to 3D sensors. The sensors serve, for example, to detect relevant environment structures as well as obstacles in the robot's environment. Using the information provided by the sensors a 3D-map of the robot's environment is created.
Aggregation of a geometric map with Care-O-bot in simulation