Time-variant artificial potential fields: A new power-saving strategy for navigation of autonomous mobile robots

@article{Macktoobian2013TimevariantAP,
  title={Time-variant artificial potential fields: A new power-saving strategy for navigation of autonomous mobile robots},
  author={Matin Macktoobian and S. Ali Akbar Moosavian},
  journal={2013 First RSI/ISM International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (ICRoM)},
  year={2013},
  pages={121-127}
}
In this paper, a new method is proposed to optimize the time of mission which in turn saves the consumed energy that usually is supplied by rechargeable batteries. The proposed power-saving approach is a new time-variant artificial potential field that is based on the movement of shadow around the obstacle on the surface. This new method increases the robust behavior of the navigation system based on usage of artificial potential fields and Panel theory. Furthermore, there is an investigation… CONTINUE READING