Sensor terminal 'Portable' for intelligent navigation of personal mobility robots in informationally structured environment

Hiroyuki Yamada, Tomoki Hiramatsu, Masato Imai, Akihiro Kawamura, Ryo Kurazume

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Abstract

This study proposes two kinds of systems for building intelligent service robots, namely a sensor terminal named 'Portable' for making various personal mobility robots intelligent and a distributed sensor system for constructing an informationally structured environment consisting of laser range finders and active beacons. The sensor terminal Portable is equipped with a laser range finder and a gyro. Two types of personal mobility robot, namely standing type and wheelchair type, are made intelligent by installing Portable to provide navigation functions such as localization, obstacle detection, and path planning. The sensor system is mainly used to acquire position information about the personal mobility robots, obstacles, and moving objects (e.g., people); this information is used by Portable for navigation. The obtained information is transmitted to the robot, allowing it to operate in a complicated environment. The ability of the proposed system to navigate personal mobility robots is verified in two real environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages182-187
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538636152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 25 2019
Event2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019 - Paris, France
Duration: Jan 14 2019Jan 16 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period1/14/191/16/19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Yamada, H., Hiramatsu, T., Imai, M., Kawamura, A., & Kurazume, R. (2019). Sensor terminal 'Portable' for intelligent navigation of personal mobility robots in informationally structured environment. In Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019 (pp. 182-187). [8700446] (Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SII.2019.8700446