Goal of LifeNav

The LifeNav project will develop the fundamental approaches required to design mobile robot systems that can reliably operate over extended periods of time in complex and dynamically changing environments.

To achieve this, robots need the ability to learn and update appropriate models of their environment including the dynamic aspects and to effectively incorporate all the information into their decision-making processes.

Within LifeNav we will develop effective and object-oriented three-dimensional representations that cover all aspects of the dynamic environment required for reliable and long-term mobile robot navigation. The outcome of this research will be relevant for all applications that are based on autonomous navigation in real-world scenarios including autonomous robots, mobile manipulation, transportation systems, or autonomous cars.