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This paper presents a sensor based algorithm for guiding a nonholonomic platform, such as a wheelchair, through a doorway. The controller uses information from a camera system and a laser range finder to perform image-based navigation. Simulations of the resultant switching controller are presented along with experimental results. A simple obstacle avoidance algorithm is also implemented on the experimental platform. Finally, we have considered the input of limited field-of-view constraints on this controller. All of these components together lead to a modal, image-based approach that will safely and robustly navigate a nonholonomic robot with sensor constraints through a doorway.
computer vision, laser ranging, navigation, sensor fusion, image-based approach, image-based navigation, laser range finder, nonholonomic vehicle, obstacle avoidance algorithm, sensor based door navigation, sensor constraints, switching controller, wheelchair
Date Posted: 15 November 2004
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