Mobile Robot Navigation Under Pose Uncertainty in Unknown Environments

Ioannis Arvanitakis, Anthony Tzes, Konstantinos Giannousakis

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The navigation of a mobile robot under uncertainty in its pose information in an unknown environment is the subject of this paper. The mobile robot is equipped with a limited-field of view limited-range finder and a magnetometer to infer its orientation. The target location is known, while the robot’s localization suffers from measurement errors. The uncertainty is taken into consideration by calculation of the Guaranteed Visibility and Guaranteed Sensed Area, where safe navigation can be assumed regardless of the measurement error. A switching objective function initially guarantees the exploration towards the target area and afterwards safely guides the robot towards it. Simulation results that prove the efficiency of the proposed scheme are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12710 - 12714
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017
EventThe 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control - Toulouse, France
Duration: 9 Jul 201714 Jul 2017

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  • Mobile robots
  • Pose sensing
  • Autonomous robotic systems
  • Guidance navigation
  • Control
  • Intelligent robotics


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