Gregor Klancar

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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)
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 estimating the output-noise covariance matrix that is involved in the localization of a mobile robot. The extended Kalman filter (EKF) is used to localize the mobile robot with a laser range finder (LRF) sensor in an environment described with line segments. The covariances of the observed environment lines, which(More)
The strategy for the control of vehicle platooning is proposed and tested on different mobile robot platforms. The decentralized platooning is considered, i.e. a virtual train of vehicles where each vehicle is autonomous and decides on its motion based on its own perceptions. The following vehicle only has information about its distance and azimuth to the(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)
In this paper a control design of a nonholonomic mobile robot with a differential drive is presented. On the basis of robot kinematics equations a robot control is designed where the robot is controlled to follow the arbitrary path reference with a predefined velocity profile. The designed control algorithm proved stable and robust to the errors in robot(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 case study of a new, cooperative, collision-avoidance method for multiple, nonholonomic robots based on Bernstein–Bézier curves is given. In the presented examples the velocities and accelerations of the mobile robots are constrained and the start and the goal velocity are defined for each robot. This means that the proposed method can be(More)
In this paper a new approach called evolving principal component clustering is applied to a data stream. Regions of the data described by linear models are identified. The method recursively estimates the data variance and the linear model parameters for each cluster of data. It enables good performance, robust operation, low computational complexity and(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)