A simple modelling of complex environments for mobile robots
by Jun Miura, Suguru Ikeda
International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (IJISTA), Vol. 6, No. 1/2, 2009

Abstract: This paper deals with 3D environment modelling for mobile robots. The environment model we would like to generate is to be used as a medium of communication of location information between users and mobile robots. For such communication, a very precise environment model is not necessary. Thus, we develop a method of generating 3D model which is simple enough to generate fast but has sufficient geometric and appearance information. We also develop a robot localisation method and a Graphical User Interface, and verify that the model can actually support such communication.

Online publication date: Sun, 25-Jan-2009

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