Projection-based localization and navigation method for multiple mobile robots with pixel-level visible light communication

Takefumi Hiraki, Shogo Fukushima, Takeshi Naemura

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Abstract

We propose a novel method for the localization and navigation of multiple mobile robots. Our method uses coded light superimposed onto a visual image and projected onto the robots. Robots localize their position by receiving and decoding the projected light, and can follow a target using the coded velocity vector field. Localization and navigation information can be independently conveyed in each pixel, and we can change this information over time. The entire system only requires a projector to navigate the robot swarm; thus, it can be used on any projection surface. To navigate the robots, they only need to be placed within the projection area. We experimentally assess the localization accuracy of our system for both stationary and moving robots. To further illustrate the utility of our proposed system, we demonstrate the navigation of multiple mobile robots in vector fields that vary both spatially and temporally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSII 2016 - 2016 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages862-868
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509033294
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 6 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2016 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: Dec 13 2016Dec 15 2016

Publication series

NameSII 2016 - 2016 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration

Other

Other2016 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2016
Country/TerritoryJapan
CitySapporo
Period12/13/1612/15/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Optimization

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