Toward the design and analysis of blind, bouncing robots

Lawrence H. Erickson, Steven M Lavalle

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Abstract

What kind of tasks are robots with extremely simple control laws capable of performing? Consider a point robot that navigates by aligning itself to a certain fixed angle relative to the environment boundary, then driving in a straight line. Even without knowing the robot's exact location, basic, noisy odometry and counting sensors can be used to narrow down the robot's possible locations over time. This paper describes methods of determining the possible locations of the robot after the robot has moved a sufficient distance or has impacted the boundary a sufficient number of times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013
Pages3233-3238
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 14 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013 - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: May 6 2013May 10 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period5/6/135/10/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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