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Household Service Robotics by Xinyu Wu, Huihuan Qian, Yangsheng Xu

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Chapter 3.3

Planning and Obstacle Avoidance in Mobile Robotics1

Antonio Sgorbissa,  and Renato Zaccaria     DIST University of Genova, Genova, Italy

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the navigation subsystem of a mobile robot which operates in human environments to carry out different tasks, such as transporting waste in hospitals or escorting people in exhibitions. The chapter describes a hybrid approach (Roaming Trails), which integrates a priori knowledge of the environment with local perceptions in order to carry out the assigned tasks efficiently and safely: that is, by guaranteeing that the robot can never be trapped in deadlocks even when operating within a partially unknown dynamic environment. This chapter includes a discussion about the ...

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