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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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)