IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

Issue 1 • Mar 1995

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  • Mobile robot navigation using the range-weighted Hough transform

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):18 - 26
    Cited by:  Papers (63)
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    Accurate navigation of a mobile robot in cluttered rooms using a range-measuring laser as a sensor has been achieved. To extract the directions and distances to the walls of the room the range-weighted Hough transform is used. The following experimental results are emphasized: The robot extracts the walls of the surrounding room from the range measurements. The distances between parallel walls are... View full abstract»

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  • Design of the “army-ant” cooperative lifting robot

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):36 - 43
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (5)
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    This paper describes the design and development of a new class of mobile robot. These small robots are intended to be simple and inexpensive, and will all be physically identical, thus constituting a homogeneous team of robots. They derive their usefulness from their group actions, performing physical tasks and making cooperative decisions as a coordinated team. All mechanical and electrical desig... View full abstract»

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  • Autonomous hazardous waste drum inspection vehicle

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):6 - 17
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (3)
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    Hundreds of thousands of hazardous, radioactive, and mixed waste drums are being stored throughout the world, and the anticipated decommissioning of facilities will generate many more drums. Currently, in compliance with federal regulations, waste storage facilities at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites are inspected manually for degradation and to verify inventories. An Intelligent Mobile Sens... View full abstract»

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  • Closed loop steering of unicycle like vehicles via Lyapunov techniques

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):27 - 35
    Cited by:  Papers (256)
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    With a special choice for the system state equations, the use of the simplest quadratic form as candidate Lyapunov function directly leads to the definition of very simple, smooth and effective closed loop control laws for unicycle-like vehicles, suitable to be used for steering, path following, and navigation. The authors provide simulation examples to show the effectiveness and, in a sense, the ... View full abstract»

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  • Development of the Omni Directional Intelligent Navigator

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):44 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (45)
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    The Autonomous Systems Laboratory is in the midst of developing an advanced underwater robotic technology test platform. The platform consists of the Omni-Directional Intelligent Navigator (ODIN) and the Integrated Graphic Workstation (IGW). ODIN is a six degree-of-freedom (dof) underwater vehicle with dual operational modes (autonomous and tethered) and a single dof mechanical manipulator. IGW is... View full abstract»

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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