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Mobile robot system for the handicapped
Author(s): Mathew J. Palakal; Yung-Ping Chien; Siva Kumar Chittajallu; Qing Lucy Xue
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Paper Abstract

The development of an intelligent mobile robot capable of assisting a certain group of the handicapped is presented in this paper. The system consists of three units: a robot, a computer, and a user. All three units communicate completely by remote, using RF signals. The user and robot communicate indirectly through the computer, using natural voice. Each user command is decomposed int a sequence of motion commands, using an object-oriented knowledge base. Robot motion is planned based upon inputs from ultrasonic sensors. The system is capable of learning an unknown, albeit somewhat restricted environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1468, Applications of Artificial Intelligence IX, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45488
Show Author Affiliations
Mathew J. Palakal, Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. at Indianapolis (United States)
Yung-Ping Chien, Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. at Indianapolis (United States)
Siva Kumar Chittajallu, Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. at Indianapolis (United States)
Qing Lucy Xue, Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. at Indianapolis (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1468:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence IX
Mohan M. Trivedi, Editor(s)

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