Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Mobile Robots

Perception & Navigation

Edited by Sascha Kolski

Robert Bosch (Germany), Germany

Today robots navigate autonomously in office environments as well as outdoors. They show their ability to beside mechanical and electronic barriers in building mobile platforms, perceiving the environment and deciding on how to act in a given situation are crucial problems. In this book we focused on these two areas of mobile robotics, Perception and Navigation. This book gives a wide overview over different navigation techniques describing both navigation techniques dealing with local and control aspects of navigation as well es those handling global navigation aspects of a single robot and even for a group of robots.

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Mobile RobotsPerception & NavigationEdited by Sascha Kolski

Published: February 1st 2007

DOI: 10.5772/36

ISBN: 3-86611-283-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5804-2

Copyright year: 2007

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92596 Total Chapter Downloads

40 Crossref Citations

40 Web of Science Citations

75 Dimensions Citations


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1. Robot Egomotion from the Deformation of Active Contours

By Guillem Alenya and Carme Torras


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2. Visually Guided Robotics Using Conformal Geometric Computing

By Eduardo Bayro-Corrochano, Luis Eduardo Falcon-Morales and Julio Zamora-Esquivel


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3. One Approach to the Fusion of Inertial Navigation and Dynamic Vision

By Stevica Graovac


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4. Sonar Sensor Interpretation and Infrared Image Fusion for Mobile Robotics

By Mark Hinders, Wen Gao and William Fehlman


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5. Obstacle Detection Based on Fusion Between Stereovision and 2D Laser Scanner

By Raphael Labayrade, Dominique Gruyer, Cyril Royere, Mathias Perrollaz and Didier Aubert


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6. Optical Three-Axis Tactile Sensor

By M. Ohka


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7. Vision Based Tactile Sensor Using Transparent Elastic Fingertip for Dexterous Handling

By Goro Obinata, Ashish Dutta, Norinao Watanabe and Nobuhiko Moriyama


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8. Accurate Color Classification and Segmentation for Mobile Robots

By Raziel Alvarez, Erik Millan, Alejandro Aceves-Lopez and Ricardo Swain-Oropeza


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9. Intelligent Global Vision for Teams of Mobile Robots

By Jacky Baltes and John Anderson


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10. Contour Extraction and Compression-Selected Topics

By Andrzej Dziech


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11. Comparative Analysis of Mobile Robot Localization Methods Based on Proprioceptive and Exteroceptive Sensors

By Gianluca Ippoliti, Leopoldo Jetto, Sauro Longhi and Andrea Monteriu


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12. Composite Models for Mobile Robot Offline Path Planning

By Ellips Masehian and M. R. Amin-Naseri


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13. Global Navigation of Assistant Robots using Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes

By Maria Elena Lopez, Rafael Barea, Luis Miguel Bergasa, Manuel Ocana and Maria Soledad Escudero


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14. Robust Autonomous Navigation and World Representation in Outdoor Environments

By Favio Masson, Juan Nieto, Jose Guivant and Eduardo Nebot


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15. Unified Dynamics-based Motion Planning Algorithm for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle-Manipulator Systems (UVMS)

By Tarun K. Podder and Nilanjan Sarkar


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16. Optimal Velocity Planning of Wheeled Mobile Robots on Specific Paths in Static and Dynamic Environments

By Maria Prado


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17. Autonomous Navigation of Indoor Mobile Robot Using Global Ultrasonic System

By Soo-Yeong Yi and Byoung-Wook Choi


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18. Distance Feedback Travel Aid Haptic Display Design

By Hideyasu Sumiya


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19. Efficient Data Association Approach to Simultaneous Localization and Map Building

By Sen Zhang, Lihua Xie and Martin David Adams


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20. A Generalized Robot Path Planning Approach Without The Cspace Calculation

By Yongji Wang, Matthew Cartmell, QingWang and Qiuming Tao


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21. A Pursuit-Rendezvous Approach for Robotic Tracking

By Fethi Belkhouche and Boumediene Belkhouche


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22. Sensor-based Global Planning for Mobile Manipulators Navigation Using Voronoi Diagram and Fast Marching

By S. Garrido, D. Blanco, M.L. Munoz, L. Moreno and M. Abderrahim


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23. Effective Method for Autonomous Simultaneous Localization and Map Building in Unknown Indoor Environments

By Y.L. Ip, A.B. Rad and Y.K. Wong


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24. Motion Planning and Reconfiguration for Systems of Multiple Objects

By Adrian Dumitrescu


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25. Symbolic Trajectory Description in Mobile Robotics

By Pradel Gilbert and Caleanu Catalin Daniel


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26. Robot Mapping and Navigation by Fusing Sensory Information

By Maki K. Habib


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27. Intelligent Control of AC Induction Motors

By Hosein Marzi


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28. Optimal Path Planning of Multiple Mobile Robots for Sample Collection on a Planetary Surface

By J.C. Cardema and P.K.C. Wang


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29. Multi Robotic Conflict Resolution by Cooperative Velocity and Direction Control

By Satish Pedduri and K. Madhava Krishna


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30. Robot Collaboration for Simultaneous Map Building and Localization

By M. Oussalah and D. Wilson


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