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Telecommands for Remotely Operated Vehicles
R2A2-lab, Robotics & Autonomous Mechanical Systems, IKP, Linköping University.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Embedded Internet Systems Lab.
1995 (English)In: Elsevier IFAC Publications / IFAC Proceedings series, ISSN 1474-6670, Vol. 28, no 11, 301-306 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The problem addressed is controlling a robot over a communication channel with low bandwidth, a non-neglectable time delay and time jitters. The external sensors on the robot are a time-of-flight range measuring laser and a video camera. Video images are used by the operator for interpreting the scene and are only sent at “fax rate”. The operator is thus interpreting the workspace around the vehicle, making plans for the individual operations in a composite task and is giving high level commands. The telecommands are to be executed autonomously by the robot. Inside the robot the control loop is closed with full bandwidth when each command is executed.

This paper reports on work in progress and focus on:

1. Incremental map building, especially simplifications for large buildings and robustness when the vehicle returns to a previously mapped area. This is a very useful support function for the operator.

2. Tests of telecommands on a mobile robot available for experiments over the Internet. Available sensors are inclinometers, odometry, CCD intensity images and range measuring laser data.

Other needed telecommands studied previously are:

Travelling along corridors, follow walls etc. The operation is based on the range weighted Hough transform and is both robust and precise. The repeatability is about 1 cm at 1 m/s. The robot is not disturbed by people passing in the corridor.

Commands for passage through an open door works within 1 cm and 0.5 degrees at a speed of 0.5 m/s. Passing between irregular obstacles is less accurate.

Using rate gyros, lock the heading of the robot when driving on a straight line. Also preprogrammed 90- and 180-degrees turns.

Automatically enter a camera defined line. The direction of the camera can be used to drop a new coordinate frame at any time (using a button on the keyboard). The robot will automatically enter this new line and also compensate for the overshoot.

To integrate these different commands into a complete system is a resource demanding task for the future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1995. Vol. 28, no 11, 301-306 p.
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Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
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Industrial Electronics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63728DOI: 10.1016/S1474-6670(17)47001-7ISBN: 0-08-042366-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-63728DiVA: diva2:1105701
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IFAC Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles : 12/06/1995 - 14/06/1995
Available from: 2017-06-05 Created: 2017-06-05 Last updated: 2017-06-05Bibliographically approved

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