Dominik Joho


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The interdisciplinary Transregional Collaborative Research Center Spatial Cognition is concerned with the study of the acquisition, organization, utilization and revision of knowledge about spatial environments, be it real or abstract, human or machine. Research issues range from the investigation of human spatial cognition to mobile robot navigation. The goal of the SFB/TR 8 is to investigate the cognitive foundations for human-centered spatial assistance systems.

The subproject R6 / ObjectSpace will study domain-specific background knowledge for spatial reasoning in the service of human and robot navigation, focusing on heuristic rules for the placement of objects relative to other objects in a complex indoor environment. This background knowledge and its use will be studied in supermarket environments. People, exploring and shopping, will be tracked using RFID technology. Robots will acquire this background knowledge in order to improve their navigational skills.