This paper introduces the smARTLab@work team submission to the RoboCup@Work World Championship 2014 in Joao Pessoa, Brasil. We show how various approaches from different computer science domains have been combined and among other contributions, we show how artificial intelligence can be successfully reintegrated into a noteworthy robotics solution.
This entails (simultaneous) localization and mapping, navigation, object recognition and object manipulation. The platform used is ground based, capable of omnidirectional movement and equipped with a five degree of freedom arm featuring a parallel gripper. We outline present and future research interests and discuss relevance to industrial tasks.