Title: Real time navigation of a mobile robot
Authors: P. Raja; Ambati Akshay; Akshay Kumar Budumuru
Addresses: School of Mechanical Engineering, SASTRA University, Thanjavur – 613401 Tamilnadu, India ' School of Mechanical Engineering, SASTRA University, Thanjavur – 613401 Tamilnadu, India ' School of Mechanical Engineering, SASTRA University, Thanjavur – 613401 Tamilnadu, India
Abstract: Path planning is one of the major challenges in navigation of a robot. In case a robot is unable to decide the direction in which it has to move with the information available, the decision can be made with the help of external source. Most of the algorithms involve computations, which may sometime require lot of memory and time. Our work deals with avoiding those calculations by sending direct visual feed to the control room where the environment can be analysed, which enables the robot to move from source to the goal position. The robot also displays the coordinates on the console screen which can be used for creating maps. During our work we observed that by decreasing the time interval for refreshing the coordinates the closest distance the robot can go towards the obstacle also decreases thus allowing the robot to move through very narrow paths it can fit.
Keywords: mobile robot; navigation; mapping; control room.
International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2018 Vol.11 No.3/4, pp.348 - 367
Received: 27 Jan 2016
Accepted: 20 Apr 2016
Published online: 08 Oct 2018 *