Creative Autonomous Navigation and Learning by Mobile Robots in Unstructured Public Spaces

Mobile robots have had highly controlled structural constraints on route planning and execution. Some mobile hospital robots run on clearly marked permanent tracks in public corridors for example. Safety considerations naturally motivate such constraints. As mobile robots become more integrated into society as autonomous entities, more ambitious robot navigation in public spaces is being attempted. […]

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Enabling NAO robots to learn (Nao programming)

The NAO humanoid robot [1] is a high-end robot (about the size of a small child) used in education and research and also other areas such as banking. It offers opportunities to explore areas such as 3-D imaging, speech recognition and production, vision processing, face tracking, complex limb motions, and artificially intelligent and emotional interaction. The […]

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NAO Humanoid Robot Programming

The NAO humanoid robot [1] is a high-end robot (about the size of a small child) used in education and research and also other areas such as banking. It offers opportunities to explore areas such as 3-D imaging, speech recognition and production, vision processing, face tracking, complex limb motions, and artificially intelligent and emotional interaction. The […]

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Neuro–Robotic Juggling using Webots

Robots are increasingly used in unstructured environments for increasingly complex tasks. To be able to cope in these more challenging situations, a self-altering internal neural control architecture has been created [1] that enables both adaptation and learning to take place simultaneously in a symbiotic combination. A first version of the architecture has been tried out […]

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Mobile robot navigation investigation

A number of fundamentally different approaches are available for mobile robot navigation [1]. There are different issues, advantages, and disadvantages for each approach that substantially affect performance. This project is to investigate which is better and why, and also to see if improvements can be made. Simulated [2] and physical [3] wheeled robots are available, […]

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Moving obstacle navigation by robots through a dynamic web

For a robot to autonomously and freely move in spaces where people and other robots are moving, moving obstacles have to be navigated safely. Yet moving obstacles are recognised to be a more challenging problem than static ones due to motion planning requiring trajectories in space-time rather than just paths in space to be considered […]

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