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Data Science in R by Deborah Nolan, Duncan Temple Lang

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Chapter 4

Processing Robot and Sensor Log Files: Seeking a Circular Target

Samuel E. Buttrey

Naval Postgraduate School

Timothy H. Chung

Naval Postgraduate School

James N. Eagle

Naval Postgraduate School

Duncan Temple Lang

University of California, Davis

4.1 Description

In this case study, we explore robots searching for a circular target in a rectangular course that contains numerous obstacles (see Figure 4.1). The robots use a search strategy to move around the course, avoiding the obstacles and searching for the target in the shortest time possible. The robot continuously reports its location and also what it “sees” all around it. It searches for the target and ends when it determines it has found it, or after 30 minutes of searching. The robot ...

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