Framework for the long-term operation of a mobile robot via the Internet

Emami, Shervin, Wyeth, Gordon, Milford, Michael, & Prasser, David (2005) Framework for the long-term operation of a mobile robot via the Internet. In Sammut, Claude (Ed.) Proceedings of Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2005, Australian Robotics and Automation Association Inc, Sydney, N.S.W.

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This paper describes an autonomous docking system and web interface that allows long-term unaided use of a sophisticated robot by untrained web users. These systems have been applied to the biologically inspired RatSLAM system as a foundation for testing both its long-term stability and its practicality. While docking and web interface systems already exist, this system allows for a significantly larger margin of error in docking accuracy due to the mechanical design, thereby increasing robustness against navigational errors. Also a standard vision sensor is used for both long-range and short-range docking, compared to the many systems that require both omni-directional cameras and high resolution Laser range finders for navigation. The web interface has been designed to accommodate the significant delays experienced on the Internet, and to facilitate the non- Cartesian operation of the RatSLAM system.

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ID Code: 32837
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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ISBN: 0958758379
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics (080101)
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2010 04:01
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