Mobility Reconfiguration for Terrain Exploration Using Active Vision

Mobility Reconfiguration for Terrain Exploration Using Active Vision

by Douglas Brooks
     
 

ISBN-10: 3639132661

ISBN-13: 9783639132663

Pub. Date: 03/28/2009

Publisher: VDM Verlag

The ability of robotic units to navigate various terrains is critical to the advancement of robotic operation in real world environments. Next generation robots will need to adapt to their environment in order to accomplish tasks that are either too hazardous, too time consuming, or physically impossible for human-beings. Such tasks may include accurate and rapid

Overview

The ability of robotic units to navigate various terrains is critical to the advancement of robotic operation in real world environments. Next generation robots will need to adapt to their environment in order to accomplish tasks that are either too hazardous, too time consuming, or physically impossible for human-beings. Such tasks may include accurate and rapid explorations of various planets or potentially dangerous areas on planet Earth. This book investigates a navigation control methodology for a wheel-legged robot based on active vision. The method presented is designed to control the reconfigurability of the robot (i.e. control the usage of the wheels and legs), depending upon the obstacle/terrain, based on perception. Surface estimation for robot reconfigurability is implemented using a region growing method and a characterization and traversability assessment generated from camera data. As a result, a mathematical approach that directs necessary navigation behavior is implemented to control robot mobility. The analysis and results should be useful to professionals interested in the future of Robotics and its potential impact on society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783639132663
Publisher:
VDM Verlag
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
0.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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