Autonomous robot retrieval system

Samantha J. Ahern, Jenny Carter, Paul Wilson

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Mobile robots are used for exploration and object manipulation in hazardous environments, but in many cases human presence is still required posing a risk to the health and safety of the human operator. In order to operate fully autonomously in a completely unknown environment a mobile robot is required to both create a map of its environment and localize itself; this is known as simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM). SLAM is a very active area of robotics research but many robot platforms using this technique are relatively large and more sophisticated than the mobile robot featured in this work. This work proposes a small, low-cost mobile robot platform for the autonomous retrieval of an object in a completely unknown environment using OpenRatSLAM. The main contribution of this project will be the implementation of a SLAM algorithm used in conjunction with vision based object recognition on a Lego NXT mobile robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelliSys 2015 - Proceedings of 2015 SAI Intelligent Systems Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781467376068
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventScience and Information Intelligent Systems Conference - Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Nov 201511 Nov 2015 (Link to Conference Information)


ConferenceScience and Information Intelligent Systems Conference
Abbreviated titleIntelliSys 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
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