[mowbot] Navigation papers

Dave Everett (Deverett nospam at vir.idx.com.au)
Fri, 27 Sep 1996 16:08:42 +1000

Monta Elkins wrote:
> Dave Everett wrote:

> > I suggest you review the results of positional work
> > related to robots to date.
> That sounds like an excellent idea.
> Can you recommend a few, I'll check my library for them.

There are a lot of papers on robot navigation. The key is to find ones
that don't use special or modified environments :-(

Two papers that cover that type of navigation are:

SSS: A hybrid Architecture Applied to Robot Navigation, by Jonathan H
Connell (published in the 1992 IEEE international conference on Robotics
and automation Nice, France - May 1992)

Integration of Representation into Goal-Driven Behaviour-Based Robots by
Maja J. Mataric (IEEE transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol8,
No3, June 1992) See also "Environment Learning Using Distributed
Representation" Maja J Mataric

The book That Dominic mentioned "Minimalist Mobile Robotics" is an
excellent, detailed exploration of behaviour-based robots and simple

The Papers by Maja Mataric are really the gold as far as navigation is
concerned. I've seen people promoting uncertainty grids etc, but I've
never seen a real-world proof.

Dave Everett                                Email: deverett nospam at idx.com.au
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