Why is it so difficult for a robot to pass through a doorway using ultrasonic sensors?

John Budenske, Maria L Gini

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Abstract

Complex tasks are usually described as high-level goals, leaving out the details on how to achieve them. However, to control a robot, details must be provided. Having the robot move itself to and through an unknown, and possibly narrow, doorway is an example of such a task. We illustrate the difficulty of such a task using actual data from a real robot. We show how the transformation from high-level goals to primitive commands can be performed at execution time and we propose an architecture based on reconfigurable objects that contain domain knowledge and knowledge about the sensors and actuators available. We then show how our approach is used in solving the illustrated task.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages3124-3129
Number of pages6
Editionpt 4
ISBN (Print)0818653329
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: May 8 1994May 13 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Numberpt 4
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period5/8/945/13/94

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    Budenske, J., & Gini, M. L. (1994). Why is it so difficult for a robot to pass through a doorway using ultrasonic sensors? In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pt 4 ed., pp. 3124-3129). (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation; No. pt 4). Publ by IEEE.