Active navigation with a monocular robot

  title={Active navigation with a monocular robot},
  author={P. J. Sobey},
  journal={Biological Cybernetics},
A scheme is presented that uses the self-motion of a robot, equipped with a single visual sensor, to navigate in a safe manner. The motion strategy used is modelled on the motion of insects that effectively have a single eye and must move in order to determine range. The essence of the strategy is to employ a zigzag motion in order to (a) estimate the range to objects and (b) know the safe distance of travel in the present direction. An example is presented of a laboratory robot moving in a… CONTINUE READING