1 March 1991 Vehicle path planning via dual-world representations
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Proceedings Volume 1388, Mobile Robots V; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.48084
Event: Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1990, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
A technique is developed whereby a mobile robot equipped with sonar sensors autonomously explores a hallway environment and during exploration dynamically builds two types of maps: a graph of places defined by distinctive sonar events and a grid map from dead reckoning data that is accurate in the neighborhood of a place. With both maps available the robot can quickly plan a path between arbitrary locations and then define a sequence of behaviors that will move the robot along the selected path. Robust performance is achieved by dividing the computational processes into two parallel operations. Time-critical low-level behaviors like driving and steering in the exploratory mode are controlled by an onboard computer that uses sonar data as input to simple subsumption-based algorithms. 1 Higher level more computationally intense and less-time-critical activities like place designation map making display generation and path planning are performed in parallel on a remote computer that fetches sonar data and issues high-level commands via a radio link. An approach to integrating this work with efforts in planning and navigation to form a larger activity in intelligent vehicle research is discussed in a companion paper.
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Alex N. Peck, Alex N. Peck, Harry T. Breul, Harry T. Breul, } "Vehicle path planning via dual-world representations", Proc. SPIE 1388, Mobile Robots V, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48084; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.48084
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