Ant-inspired navigation in unknown environments

Stergios I. Roumeliotis, Paolo Pirjanian, Maja J. Mataric

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Instead of trying to replicate the sensing mechanisms of an ant, their functionality within the navigation task are modeled. The angles steered by a robot in an outdoors scenario are calculated using a magnetic compass that provide absolute orientation with respect to the magnetic field of the earth instead of the polarization vectors of the light of the sun. In a similar fashion, a robot equipped with exteroceptive sensors detect straight line segments inside a building and thus consider their orientation as an absolute orientation measurement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 3 2000
Event4th International Conference on Autonomous Agents - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jun 3 2000Jun 7 2000


Other4th International Conference on Autonomous Agents
CityBarcelona, Spain

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