Autonomous Vehicle Navigation

From Behavioral to Hybrid Multi-Controller Architectures

Author: Lounis Adouane

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498715591

Category: Computers

Page: 228

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Improve the Safety, Flexibility, and Reliability of Autonomous Navigation in Complex Environments Autonomous Vehicle Navigation: From Behavioral to Hybrid Multi-Controller Architectures explores the use of multi-controller architectures in fully autonomous robot navigation—even in highly dynamic and cluttered environments. Accessible to researchers and graduate students involved in mobile robotics and fully autonomous vehicle navigation, the book presents novel techniques and concepts that address different complex mobile robot tasks. The author examines the development of reliable elementary controllers and proposes mechanisms to manage the interaction of these multi-controller architectures while addressing different constraints and enhancing metrics/criteria linked to the safety, flexibility, and reliability of the proposed control architectures. He covers the modeling of subtasks, reliable obstacle avoidance, appropriate stable control laws for target reaching/tracking, short- and long-term trajectory/waypoint planning, navigation through sequential waypoints, and the cooperative control and interaction of a group of mobile robots. The author’s website provides MATLAB® and Simulink® source code of the main procedures related to the task modeling, planning, and control of mobile robots. It also includes videos showing the main simulations and experiments given in the text. In addition to flexible and bottom-up construction, multi-controller architectures can be formally analyzed to achieve reliable navigation in complex environments. This book reveals innovative control architectures that can lead to fully autonomous vehicle navigation in these challenging situations.

Predictive Computing and Information Security

Author: P.K. Gupta,Vipin Tyagi,S.K. Singh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811051070

Category: Computers

Page: 162

View: 3884

This book describes various methods and recent advances in predictive computing and information security. It highlights various predictive application scenarios to discuss these breakthroughs in real-world settings. Further, it addresses state-of-art techniques and the design, development and innovative use of technologies for enhancing predictive computing and information security. Coverage also includes the frameworks for eTransportation and eHealth, security techniques, and algorithms for predictive computing and information security based on Internet-of-Things and Cloud computing. As such, the book offers a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers interested in exploring predictive modeling techniques and architectures to solve information security, privacy and protection issues in future communication.

Fuzzy Logic Techniques for Autonomous Vehicle Navigation

Author: Dimiter Driankov,Alessandro Saffiotti

Publisher: Physica

ISBN: 3790818356

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 393

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In the past decade a critical mass of work that uses fuzzy logic for autonomous vehicle navigation has been reported. Unfortunately, reports of this work are scattered among conference, workshop, and journal publications that belong to different research communities (fuzzy logic, robotics, artificial intelligence, intelligent control) and it is therefore not easily accessible either to the new comer or to the specialist. As a result, researchers in this area may end up reinventing things while being unaware of important existing work. We believe that research and applications based on fuzzy logic in the field of autonomous vehicle navigation have now reached a sufficient level of maturity, and that it should be suitably reported to the largest possible group of interested practitioners, researches, and students. On these grounds, we have endeavored to collect some of the most representative pieces of work in one volume to be used as a reference. Our aim was to provide a volume which is more than "yet another random collection of papers," and gives the reader some added value with respect to the individual papers. In order to achieve this goal we have aimed at: • Selecting contributions which are representative of a wide range of prob lems and solutions and which have been validated on real robots; and • Setting the individual contributions in a clear framework, that identifies the main problems of autonomous robotics for which solutions based on fuzzy logic have been proposed.

Autonomes Fahren

Technische, rechtliche und gesellschaftliche Aspekte

Author: Markus Maurer,J. Christian Gerdes,Barbara Lenz,Hermann Winner

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662458543

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 732

View: 5874

Ist das voll automatisierte, autonom fahrende Auto zum Greifen nah? Testfahrzeuge und Zulassungen in den USA erwecken diesen Eindruck, werfen aber gleichzeitig viele neue Fragestellungen auf. Wie werden autonome Fahrzeuge in das aktuelle Verkehrssystem integriert? Wie erfolgt ihre rechtliche Einbettung? Welche Risiken bestehen und wie wird mit diesen umgegangen? Und welche Akzeptanz seitens der Gesellschaft sowie des Marktes kann hinsichtlich dieser Entwicklungen überhaupt erwartet werden? Das vorliegende Buch gibt Antworten auf ein breites Spektrum dieser und weiterer Fragen. Expertinnen und Experten aus Deutschland und den USA beschreiben aus ingenieur- und gesellschaftswissenschaftlicher Sicht zentrale Themen im Zusammenhang mit der Automatisierung von Fahrzeugen im öffentlichen Straßenverkehr. Sie zeigen auf, welche „Entscheidungen“ einem autonomen Fahrzeug abverlangt werden beziehungsweise welche „Ethik“ programmiert werden muss. Die Autorinnen und Autoren diskutieren Erwartungen und Bedenken, die die individuelle wie auch die gesellschaftliche Akzeptanz des autonomen Fahrens kennzeichnen. Ein durch autonome Fahrzeuge erhöhtes Sicherheitspotenzial wird den Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätzen, die bei der Absicherung des Sicherheitskonzeptes eine Rolle spielen, gegenübergestellt. Zudem erläutern sie, welche Veränderungsmöglichkeiten und Chancen sich für unsere Mobilität und die Neuorganisation des Verkehrsgeschehens ergeben, nicht zuletzt auch für den Güterverkehr. Das Buch bietet somit eine aktuelle, umfassende und wissenschaftlich fundierte Auseinandersetzung mit dem Thema „Autonomes Fahren“.

Autonomous Robotic Systems

Soft Computing and Hard Computing Methodologies and Applications

Author: Changjiu Zhou,Darío Maravall,Da Ruan

Publisher: Physica

ISBN: 3790817678

Category: Computers

Page: 500

View: 4577

This book contains an edited collection of eighteen contributions on soft and hard computing techniques and their applications to autonomous robotic systems. Each contribution has been exclusively written for this volume by a leading researcher. The volume demonstrates the various ways that the soft computing and hard computing techniques can be used in different integrated manners to better develop autonomous robotic systems that can perform various tasks of vision, perception, cognition, thinking, pattern recognition, decision-making, and reasoning and control, amongst others. Each chapter of the book is self-contained and points out the future direction of research. "It is a must reading for students and researchers interested in exploring the potentials of the fascinating field that will form the basis for the design of the intelligent machines of the future" (Madan M. Gupta)

Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles 1998 (IAV'98)

A Proceedings Volume from the 3rd IFAC Symposium : Madrid, Spain, 25-27 March 1998

Author: Miguel Á. Salichs,Aarne Halme

Publisher: Pergamon


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 664

View: 3837

These proceedings contain papers presented at the 3rd IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles held in Madrid, Spain. The aim of the symposium was to present and discuss research and development on advanced applications in the field of land-based marine and aerospace intelligent autonomous vehicles. The papers describe not only new methods and technologies on solving classic problems related with intelligent autonomous vehicles, but also new approaches to their design, such as new architectures, topological navigation and self-learning systems.

Computational Principles of Mobile Robotics

Author: Gregory Dudek,Michael Jenkin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521692121

Category: Computers

Page: 391

View: 5705

An advanced undergraduate/graduate text, emphasizing computation and algorithms for locomotion, sensing, and reasoning in mobile robots.

Robotics and Manufacturing

Recent Trends in Research, Education, and Applications : Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Robotics and Manufacturing: Research, Education, and Applications (ISRAM '94), Held August 14-18, 1994, in Maui, Hawaii, U.S.A.

Author: Mohammad Jamshidi

Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ISBN: 9780791800447

Category: Robots, Industrial

Page: 791

View: 4020

Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Robotics and Manufacturing: Research, Education, and Applications, August 14-18, 1994, in Maui, Hawaii. Today's breakthrough approaches in robotics and automation give manufacturers greater accuracy in their plants and more favorable impacts on their bottom line. Moreover, advances in software and hardware-plus new technologies derived from artificial intelligence are helping to increase economic growth on a global basis. In robotics and manufacturing, frontline authorities examine which developments are finding acceptance in industrial applications. Contributors also consider environmental issues, as the book provides a glimpse into automation's impact on new approaches to environmentally conscious manufacturing.

Robot Control 2003 (SYROCO '03)

A Proceedings Volume from the 7th IFAC Symposium, Wrocław, Poland, 1-3 September 2003

Author: Ignacy Dulęba,Jurek Sasiadek

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080440095

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 594

View: 3966

SYROCO'2003 covered areas and aspects of robot control Topics: Robot control techniques (adaptive, robust, learning) Modeling and identification Control of discrete / continuous-time robotic systems Non-holonomic robotic systems Intelligent control Control based on sensing Control design and architectures Force and compliance control Grasp control Flexible robots Micro robots Mobile robots Walking robots Humanoid robots Teleoperation and man / machine dynamic systems Multi-Robot-Systems, cooperative robots Applications: space, underwater, civil engineering, surgery, entertainment, mining, etc. *Provides the latest research on Robotics *Contains contributions written by experts in the field. *Part of the IFAC Proceedings Series which provides a comprehensive overview of the major topics in control engineering.

Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology

Author: Grant R. Gerhart,Chuck M. Shoemaker,Douglas Whitney Gage

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

ISBN: 9780819457899

Category: Robots

Page: N.A

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Proceedings of the 2000 Congress on Evolutionary Computation

CEC00 : July 16-19, 2000, La Jolla Marriott Hotel, La Jolla, California, USA

Author: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Publisher: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers(IEEE)


Category: Computers

Page: 1590

View: 5924

These volumes contain the proceedings of the 2000 Congress on Evolutionary Computation. The papers address: genetic programming; evolutionary optimization; the evolution of neural networks; evolutionary robotics; data mining with evolutionary algorithms; bio-inspired hardware; and more.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Computer engineering

Page: N.A

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Autonomous Robots

From Biological Inspiration to Implementation and Control

Author: George A. Bekey

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262025782

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 577

View: 4586

An introduction to the science and practice of autonomous robots that reviews over 300 current systems and examines the underlying technology.

Mobile Robotik

Eine praktische Einführung

Author: Ulrich Nehmzow

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642559425

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

View: 9475

Using information and scale as central themes, this comprehensive survey explains how to handle real problems in astronomical data analysis through a modern arsenal of powerful techniques. The coverage includes chapters or appendices on: detection and filtering; image compression; multichannel, multiscale, and catalog data analytical methods; wavelets transforms, Picard iteration, and software tools.