The Care-O-bot and rob@work systems are equipped with an omnidirectional platform with four steered and driven wheels. This kinematic system enables them to move in any desired direction and therefore also safely to negotiate narrow passages. In doing so, both robots are also able to autonomously plan and follow an optimal, collision free path to a given target. Dynamic obstacles such as persons are detected by sensors and avoided automatically.
Fraunhofer IPA: Service robot technology navigation
Cloud Navigation for mobile Robots