Bakir Lacevic

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This paper describes how soft computing methodologies such as fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms and the Dempster–Shafer theory of evidence can be applied in a mobile robot navigation system. The navigation system that is considered has three navigation subsystems. The lower-level subsystem deals with the control of linear and angular volocities using a(More)
This paper presents a novel method for evaluating the danger within the environment of a robot manipulator. It is based on the introduced concept of kinetostatic danger field, a quantity that captures the complete state of the robot - its configuration and velocity. The field itself is invariant with respect to objects around the robot and can be computed(More)
In this paper, we propose two level control system for a mobile robot. The first level subsystem deals with the control of the linear and angular volocities using a multivariable PI controller described with a full matrix. The position control of the mobile robot represents the second level control, which is nonlinear. The nonlinear control design is(More)
This paper presents a synergistic approach to danger assessment and safety-oriented control of articulated robots that are based on a quantity called danger field. This quantity captures the state of the robot as a whole and indicates how dangerous the current posture and velocity of the robot are to the objects in the environment. The field itself is(More)
We propose a novel method of path planning for robotic manipulators that is based on the tree expansion via bubbles of free configuration space. The algorithm is designed to yield collision-free paths that also tend to minimize a certain danger criterion. This is achieved by embedding a suitably tailored heuristics within the algorithm. For that purpose we(More)