Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advances in Robot Navigation

Edited by Alejandra Barrera

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico

Robot navigation includes different interrelated activities such as perception - obtaining and interpreting sensory information; exploration - the strategy that guides the robot to select the next direction to go; mapping - the construction of a spatial representation by using the sensory information perceived; localization - the strategy to estimate the robot position within the spatial map; path planning - the strategy to find a path towards a goal location being optimal or not; and path execution, where motor actions are determined and adapted to environmental changes. This book integrates results from the research work of authors all over the world, addressing the abovementioned activities and analyzing the critical implications of dealing with dynamic environments. Different solutions providing adaptive navigation are taken from nature inspiration, and diverse applications are described in the context of an important field of study: social robotics.

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Advances in Robot NavigationEdited by Alejandra Barrera

Published: July 5th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/705

ISBN: 978-953-307-346-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5539-3

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

29970 Total Chapter Downloads

25 Crossref Citations

27 Web of Science Citations

33 Dimensions Citations


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1. Conceptual Bases of Robot Navigation Modeling, Control and Applications

By Silas F. R. Alves, Joao M. Rosario, Humberto Ferasoli Filho, Liz K. A. Rincon and Rosana A. T. Yamasaki


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2. Vision-only Motion Controller for Omni-directional Mobile Robot Navigation

By Fairul Azni Jafar, Yuki Tateno, Toshitaka Tabata, Kazutaka Yokota and Yasunori Suzuki


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3. Application of Streaming Algorithms and DFA Learning for Approximating Solutions to Problems in Robot Navigation

By Carlos Rodriguez Lucatero


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4. SLAM and Exploration using Differential Evolution and Fast Marching

By Santiago Garrido, Luis Moreno and Dolores Blanco


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5. Adaptive Navigation Control for Swarms of Autonomous Mobile Robots

By Yasuhiro Nishimura, Geunho Lee, Nak Young Chong, Sang Hoon Ji and Young-Jo Cho


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6. Hybrid Approach for Global Path Selection & Dynamic Obstacle Avoidance for Mobile Robot Navigation

By D. Tamilselvi, S. Mercy Shalinie, M. Hariharasudan and G. Kiruba


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7. Navigation Among Humans

By Mikael Svenstrup


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8. Brain-actuated Control of Robot Navigation

By Francisco Sepulveda


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9. A Distributed Mobile Robot Navigation by Snake Coordinated Vision Sensors

By Yongqiang Cheng, Ping Jiang and Yim Fun Hu


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10. Knowledge Modelling in Two-Level Decision Making for Robot Navigation

By Rafael Guirado, Ramón González, Fernando Bienvenido and Francisco Rodríguez


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11. Gait Training using Pneumatically Actuated Robot System

By Natasa Koceska, Saso Koceski, Pierluigi Beomonte Zobel and Francesco Durante


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