Development of navigation schemes for grouped mobile robots leading to biomimetic applications

Ming Hsin Chen, Yu Te Fu, Kuang Shun Ou, Kuo Shen Chen

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Biomimetic autonomous group manipulation of mobile robots has great potential in artificial intelligence, smart life, and automation related applications. In addition, it is also possible to use it as a tool for exploring the behavior of biological group motion in groups such as geese and fish. In order to fulfill these goals, fundamental capabilities of identification, navigation, and communication between robots must be established. In this work, key schemes are proposed for carrying out subsequent navigation tasks. By integrating omni-wheel mobile robots with X-Bee communication protocols, Arduino controls, IR range finders, and CMOS cameras, as well as with wiimote multi-zone localization, tasks such as obstacle and collision avoidance, object following, autonomous movement, and the indoor localization of group robots are implemented as the first step toward the autonomous control of group robots for subsequent biomimetic and smart life applications. With the resolution of these key issues, more realistic scenarios can be designed to achieve real group robot applications for indoor service in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-41
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Automation and Smart Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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