Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Mobile Robots Navigation

Edited by Alejandra Barrera

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico

Mobile robots navigation includes different interrelated activities: (i) perception, as obtaining and interpreting sensory information; (ii) exploration, as the strategy that guides the robot to select the next direction to go; (iii) mapping, involving the construction of a spatial representation by using the sensory information perceived; (iv) localization, as the strategy to estimate the robot position within the spatial map; (v) path planning, as the strategy to find a path towards a goal location being optimal or not; and (vi) path execution, where motor actions are determined and adapted to environmental changes. The book addresses those activities by integrating results from the research work of several authors all over the world. Research cases are documented in 32 chapters organized within 7 categories next described.

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Mobile Robots NavigationEdited by Alejandra Barrera

Published: March 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/209

ISBN: 978-953-307-076-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5894-3

Copyright year: 2010

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84080 Total Chapter Downloads

45 Crossref Citations

59 Web of Science Citations

89 Dimensions Citations


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1. A 3D Omnidirectional Sensor For Mobile Robot Applications

By Remi Boutteau, Xavier Savatier, Jean-Yves Ertaud and Belahcene Mazari


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2. Optical Azimuth Sensor for Indoor Mobile Robot Navigation

By Keita Atsuumi and Manabu Sano


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3. Vision Based Obstacle Detection Module for a Wheeled Mobile Robot

By Oscar Montiel, Alfredo Gonzalez and Roberto Sepulveda


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4. Fast 3D Perception for Collision Avoidance and SLAM in Domestic Environments

By Dirk Holz, David Droeschel, Sven Behnke, Stefan May and Hartmut Surmann


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5. Sensors Fusion Technique for Mobile Robot Navigation Using Fuzzy Logic Control System

By S.Parasuraman, Bijan Shirinzadeh and V.Ganapathy


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6. Z˜(inf) - Monocular Localization Algorithm with Uncertainty Analysis for Outdoor Applications

By Elmar Mair and Darius Burschka


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7. Parallel Projection Based Self Localization Method for Mobile Navigation Applications

By Shung Han Cho, Yuntai Kyong, Yunyoung Nam and Sangjin Hong


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8. Vision Based SLAM for Mobile Robot Navigation Using Distributed Filters

By Young Jae Lee and Sankyung Sung


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9. Omnidirectional Vision Based Topological Navigation

By Toon Goedeme and Luc Van Gool


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10. Neural Networks Based Navigation and Control of a Mobile Robot in a Partially Known Environment

By Diana D. Tsankova


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11. Navigation Planning with Human-Like Approach

By Yasar Ayaz, Atsushi Konno, Khalid Munawar, Teppei Tsujita and Masaru Uchiyama


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12. Approaches to Door Identification for Robot Navigation

By E. Jauregi, E. Lazkano and B. Sierra


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13. Path Planning and Execution for Planetary Exploration Rovers Based on 3D Mapping

By Andres Mora, Keiji Nagatani and Kazuya Yoshida


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14. A Decentralised Software Process Approach For Real Time Navigation of Service Robots

By S. Veera Ragavan and Velappa Ganapathy


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15. Multi-Robot Collective Path Finding in Dynamic Environments

By Carlos Astengo-Noguez, Gildardo Sanchez-Ante, Jose Ramon Calzada and Ricardo Sisnett-Hernandez


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16. Navigation for Mobile Autonomous Robots and Their Formations: an Application of Spatial Reasoning Induced from Rough Mereological Geometry

By Lech Polkowski and Pawel Osmialowski


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17. An Artificial Protection Field Approach For Reactive Obstacle Avoidance in Mobile Robots

By Victor Ayala-Ramirez, Jose A. Gasca-Martinez, Rigoberto Lopez-Padilla and Raul E. Sanchez-Yanez


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18. Hierarchical Action Control Technique Based on Prediction Time for Autonomous Omni-Directional Mobile Robots

By Masaki Takahashi, Yoshimasa Tada, Takafumi Suzuki, and Kazuo Yoshida


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19. Stable Switching Control of Wheeled Mobile Robots

By Juan Marcos Toibero, Flavio Roberti, Fernando Auat Cheein, Carlos Soria and Ricardo Carelli


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20. PFC Fuzzy Decision-Making Control and Its Application to Car-Like Mobile Vehicle

By You-gen Chen, Seiji Yasunobu, Wei-hua Gui, Ren-yongWei and Zhi-yong Li


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21. Vision-Based Path Following Without Calibration

By Zhichao Chen and Stanley T. Birchfield


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22. Motivation and Local Image Entropy Based Measures in Evolutionary Mobile Robot Navigation

By Tomas Arredondo and Wolfgang Freund


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23. 6-DoF Navigation Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

By Andrew Lammas, Karl Sammut and Fangpo He


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24. Quantitative Performance Metrics for Mobile Robots Navigation

By Nelson David Munoz Ceballos, Jaime Alejandro Valencia and Nelson Londono Ospina


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25. Testing Performance of Current Video Codecs in Teleoperated Mobile Robot Applications: a Practical Experience

By Pablo Pinol, Otoniel Lopez, Miguel Martinez-Rach, M.P. Malumbres, Jose Oliver and Carlos Calafate


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26. Virtual Simulator for Design of Mobile Robot Control and Navigation Systems

By Leonimer F Melo, Jose F Mangili Jr and Fernando C Dias Neto and Joao M Rosario


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27. Robot Topological Mapping and Goal-Oriented Navigation Based on Rat Spatial Cognition

By Alejandra Barrera


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28. Topological Mapping and Navigation Using a Developmental Learning Approach Based on Imitation through Sensory-Motor Maps

By Raquel Frizera Vassallo, Hans Jorg Andreas Schneebeli and Jose Santos-Victor


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29. A Mechatronic Description of an Autonomous Mobile Robot for Agricultural Tasks in Greenhouses

By Julian Sanchez-Hermosilla, Francisco Rodriguez, Ramon Gonzalez, Jose Luis Guzman and Manuel Berenguel


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30. A Mechatronics Vision for Smart Wheelchairs

By Yoshiyuki Noda, Akira Kawaguchi and Kazuhiko Terashima


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31. Communication and Artificial Intelligence Systems Used for the CAESAR Robot

By Riaan Stopforth and Glen Bright, R. Harley


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32. Intelligent Control and Sensor Fusion of a Mobile Robot Based Monitoring System

By Jorge S. Benitez-Read and Erick Rojas-Ramirez


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