Accession Number : ADA311383

Title :   Research on Motion Planning of Autonomous Mobile Robot.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Papadatos, Athanassios

PDF Url : ADA311383

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : The path planning algorithm in Yamabico is based on a variation of Dijkstra's algorithm which has time complexity of O(n2). This algorithm works well in a dynamic environment, but a faster algorithm, called the All-Pairs Minimum Cost Paths algorithm, works even faster, O(1), in the case of a static environment. The computational complexity of the All-Pairs algorithm is O(n3), but if we know all pairs in advance, that is, the environment is static, we can preprocess them in advance, and use table lookup instead of Dijkstra's algorithm. Thus, we implemented a table lookup version for the static case, and kept Dijkstra's algorithm for the dynamic case. This results in both speed and flexibility. This thesis also investigated the Linear Fitting Algorithm for Sonar testing. Range and angle data, from sonar, was fit to a straight line, giving resolution of 1 to 2.5 cm when the robot is within 100 to 150 cm of the line.

Descriptors :   *ALGORITHMS, *ROBOTS, *PATHS, *MOTION, *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, LINEAR SYSTEMS, ANGLES, GLOBAL, COMPUTATIONS, ENVIRONMENTS, DYNAMICS, THESES, COSTS, PLANNING, MOBILE, SELF OPERATION, TABLES(DATA), STATICS, SONAR.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE