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Implementation of infrastructure for experimentation of techniques of navigation and collaboration for autonomous mobile robots

Grant number: 10/02000-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2010
Effective date (End): December 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Design
Principal researcher:João Mauricio Rosário
Grantee:Silas Franco dos Reis Alves
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Mecânica (FEM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The experimentation of navigation and collaboration techniques is not a simple task because most of commercial mobile robots does not offer native software libraries with traditional navigation and collaboration techniques.Using a software platform with built-in support to these techniques offer advantages as: allowing the user to focus on the application algorithm, not on the navigation and collaboration algorithms; easing the comparison of innovative navigation and collaboration techniques with the native techniques of the proposed Platform; and, principally, serving as a teaching and research tool for mobile robot systems.To enhance the performance of mobile robot devices during the execution of one path, it is necessary the study of novel control architectures. This research work is inserted in a master's degree level, where the main objective is to implement and evaluate a software platform which helps the research and teaching through the creation of reusable software components for navigation and collaboration of mobile robots.The final validation of the achieved results will be initially executed from the implementation of a virtual simulator with emphasis on the study of navigation and collaboration algorithms. The later validation will be accomplished with mobile robots available on the Integrated Automation and Robotics Laboratory (LAIR) of the Mechanical Engineering Faculty (FEM) of UNICAMP and on the Intelligent Systems and Devices Integration Laboratory (LISDI) of the Science Faculty (FC) of UNESP-Bauru. (AU)

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ALVES, Silas Franco dos Reis. Software platform for autonomous mobile robot navigation and collaboration. 2011. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Faculdade de Engenharia Mecânica Campinas, SP.

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