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Reactive navigation for autonomous guided vehicle using neuro-fuzzy techniques
Author(s): Jin Cao; Xiaoqun Liao; Ernest L. Hall
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Paper Abstract

A Neuro-fuzzy control method for navigation of an Autonomous Guided Vehicle robot is described. Robot navigation is defined as the guiding of a mobile robot to a desired destination or along a desired path in an environment characterized by as terrain and a set of distinct objects, such as obstacles and landmarks. The autonomous navigate ability and road following precision are mainly influenced by its control strategy and real-time control performance. Neural network and fuzzy logic control techniques can improve real-time control performance for mobile robot due to its high robustness and error-tolerance ability. For a mobile robot to navigate automatically and rapidly, an important factor is to identify and classify mobile robots' currently perceptual environment. In this paper, a new approach of the current perceptual environment feature identification and classification, which are based on the analysis of the classifying neural network and the Neuro- fuzzy algorithm, is presented. The significance of this work lies in the development of a new method for mobile robot navigation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3837, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XVIII: Algorithms, Techniques, and Active Vision, (26 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360289
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Jin Cao, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Xiaoqun Liao, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Ernest L. Hall, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3837:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XVIII: Algorithms, Techniques, and Active Vision
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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