Reactive Control Technology for 3D Navigation of Nonholonomic Robots in Tunnel-Like Environments Based on Limited Sensory Data

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Abstract

A constant-speed nonholonomic robot should pass through an unstructured and unknown 3D tunnel-like cave environment. The sensors provide information about the nearest point of tunnel's surface and the distance to the surface along any ray going from the robot at an upper-limited angle with respect to the direction toward the nearest point. A new navigation law is presented that solves the mission, respects a given safety margin to the surface, drives the robot to the pre-specified distance to it, and then maintains this distance. This law generates the control as a reflex-like reaction to the current observation. Mathematically rigorous justification of this law is provided; its applicability is confirmed by computer simulation tests.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMED 2018 - 26th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation
Pages143-148
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameMED 2018 - 26th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation

Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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