Modeling and Communication Issues in Autonomous Optical Guidance of Robots

I.E. Paromtchik (Japan)


Mobile robots, guidance systems


Path indication by a laser guidance system for a mobile robot is considered. The system operates with an envi ronmental model, communicates with the robot and indi cates its path by means of a light projection from a laser pointer onto the ground. Image processing and commuini cation with the guidance system allows the robot to detect the laser light beacon and estimate its relative coordinates. The guidance system subsequently indicates target posi tions along a desired path. A problem of tracking such a path by the mobile robot is addressed. The concept of the guidance system, its kinematic model and an event-based guidance algorithm are presented. The implementation and experimental results obtained are described.

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