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Title: An enhanced robotic library system for an off-site shelving facility
Authors: Jackrit Suthakorn
Sangyoon Lee
Yu Zhou
Sayeed Choudhury
Gregory S. Chirikjian
Mahidol University
Johns Hopkins University
Keywords: Computer Science;Engineering
Issue Date: 28-Sep-2006
Citation: Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics. Vol.24, (2006), 437-446
Abstract: This paper describes our continued work of a unique robotics project, Comprehensive Access to Printed Materials (CAPM), within the context of libraries. As libraries provide a growing array of digital library services and resources, they continue to acquire large quantities of printed material. This combined pressure of providing electronic and print-based resources and services has led to severe space constraints for many libraries, especially academic research libraries. Consequently, many libraries have built or plan to build off-site shelving facilities to accommodate printed materials. An autonomous mobile robotic library system has been developed to retrieve items from bookshelves and carry them to scanning stations located in the off-site shelving facility. This paper reviews the overall design of the robot system and control systems, and reports the new improvement in the accuracy of the robot performance; in particular, the pick-up process. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006.
ISSN: 1610742X
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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