Development of homogeneous mobile robots for box-pushing problem
by C. Paramasivam, T. Sornakumar
International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems (IJMMS), Vol. 2, No. 3, 2009

Abstract: This paper describes the development of a pair of homogeneous mobile robot using AT89C51 microcontroller with two 6V DC motors to address the box-pushing problem. In this work, two homogeneous mobile robots have been fully developed exclusively to address the box-pushing application that is described as ''Pushing a box-like solid item to reach the goal position already defined by more than one mobile robot through the cooperation among them''. Teaching the mobile robots using reinforcement learning is easier, because of specifying a reward function for every task completed by them.

Online publication date: Tue, 26-May-2009

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