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Wheelchair assisted with laser range finder
Author(s): Cheol Ung Kang; Hongbo Wang; Takakazu Ishimatsu; Tsumoru Ochiai
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents a wheel chair system with the capability of self-localization and obstacle avoidance. Firstly, the approaches of landmark recognition and the self-localization of the wheel chair are described. Then, the principal of the obstacle avoidance using a laser range finder is described. Subsequently, the total system of the wheel chair is introduced. Finally, a navigation experiment is given. Experimental results indicate the effectiveness of our system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2595, Machine Tool, In-Line, and Robot Sensors and Controls, (22 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228840
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Cheol Ung Kang, Nagasaki Univ. (Japan)
Hongbo Wang, Nagasaki Univ. (Japan)
Takakazu Ishimatsu, Nagasaki Univ. (Japan)
Tsumoru Ochiai, Ube Technical College (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2595:
Machine Tool, In-Line, and Robot Sensors and Controls
George D. Foret; Kam C. Lau; Bartholomew O. Nnaji, Editor(s)

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