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Implementation of an IR approach for autonomous docking in a self-configurable robotics system

Liu, Wenguo; Winfield, Alan F.T.

Authors

Wenguo Liu wenguo2.liu@uwe.ac.uk



Contributors

T. Kyriacou
Editor

U. Nehmzow
Editor

C. Melhuish
Editor

M. Witkowski
Editor

Abstract

This paper presents an IR approach to the development of a sensor system which enables robots to autonomously dock with each other to form complex morphologies.
The system includes three sub-units with different operational ranges: a short range proximity detection unit,
a mid-range beacon detection unit and a longer range local
communication unit. Fixed-point digital filters are implemented to reduce the effect of environmental noise. All sensors are controlled and processed using an 8-bit low power consumption micro-controller. The system provides a low cost, low power consumption, relatively independent module for the robot platform. The designs are fully tested on real mobile robot testbeds and we demonstrate that precision docking can be achieved even using very simple controllers.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Publication Date Sep 1, 2009
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 251 - 258
APA6 Citation Liu, W., & Winfield, A. F. Implementation of an IR approach for autonomous docking in a self-configurable robotics system. Paper presented at Proceedings of Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems
Keywords autonomous docking, robotics, self-configurable robotics
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Proceedings of Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

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