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A robot path planning technique is proposed in the paper. It was developed for robots with differential drive, but with minor modifications it could be used for all types of nonholonomic robots. The path was planned in the way to minimise the time of reaching the end point in desired direction and with desired velocity, starting from the initial state(More)
This paper deals with the problem of mobile-robot localization in struc-tured environments. The extended Kalman filter (EKF) is used to localize the four-wheeled mobile robot equipped with encoders for the wheels and a laser-range-finder (LRF) sensor. The LRF is used to scan the environment, which is described with line segments. A prediction step is(More)
In this paper, a model-predictive trajectory-tracking control applied to a mobile robot is presented. Linearized tracking-error dynamics is used to predict future system behavior and a control law is derived from a quadratic cost function penalizing the system tracking error and the control effort. Experimental results on a real mobile robot are presented(More)
In this paper some fundamentals and solutions to accompanying problems in vision system design for mobile robot tracking are presented. The main topics are correction of camera lens distortion and compensation of non-uniform illumination. Both correction methods contribute to vision system performance if implemented in the appropriate manner. Their(More)
Future transportation systems will require a number of drastic measures, mostly to lower traffic jams and air pollution in urban areas. Automatically guided vehicles capable of driving in a platoon fashion will represent an important feature of such systems. Platooning of a group of automated wheeled mobile robots relying on relative sensor information only(More)
In this paper a global vision scheme for estimation of positions and orientations of mobile robots is presented. It is applied to robot soccer application which is a fast dynamic game and therefore needs an efficient and robust vision system implemented. General applicability of the vision system can be found in other robot applications such as mobile(More)
In this paper a new cooperative collision-avoidance method for multiple, nonholonomic robots based on Bernstein–Bézier curves is presented. The main contribution focuses on an optimal, cooperative, collision avoidance for a multi-robot system where the velocities and accelerations of the mobile robots are constrained and the start and the goal velocity are(More)
This paper presents a new technique for tracking-error model-based Parallel Distributed Compensation (PDC) control for non-holonomic vehicles where the outputs (measurements) of the system are delayed and the delay is constant. Briefly, this technique consists of rewriting the kinematic error model of the mobile robot tracking problem into a TS fuzzy(More)
In this paper a new cooperative collision-avoidance method for multiple nonholonomic robots with constraints and known start and goal velocities based on Bernstein-Bézier curves is presented. In the simulation example the velocities of the mobile robots are constrained and the start and the goal velocity are defined for each robot. This means that the(More)