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Mobile robot navigation sensors
Author(s): Faycal Benayad-Cherif; James Maddox; Lon Muller
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Paper Abstract

In this paper the different mobile robot navigation systems developed by Denning are presented. They include the Beacon Navigation System (BNS), the Ultrasonic obstacle avoidance and navigation system and the Laser Angular Navigation System (Lasernav). The infrared Beacon Navigation System was designed for navigation in long corridors (up to 500 ft.), docking procedures and position calibrations. The ultrasonic array sensors provide range information on the environment. The ultrasonic ranging system was designed as a navigation device based on natural landmarks and as a navigation aid when avoiding obstacles. The scanning laser device is a real-time embedded sensor for measuring precisely the position (+/- 1 inch) of mobile robots in large open areas (30,000 square feet). This system uses a scanning laser beam in combination with wall mounted targets to compute the position of the robot.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1831, Mobile Robots VII, (4 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.143806
Show Author Affiliations
Faycal Benayad-Cherif, Intellignet Automation Systems (United States)
James Maddox, Denning Mobile Robotics, Inc. (United States)
Lon Muller, Denning Mobile Robotics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1831:
Mobile Robots VII
William J. Wolfe; Wendell H. Chun, Editor(s)

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