Rule-based system to assist a tele-operator with driving a mobile robot

David Sanders, Heather Sanders, Alexander Gegov, David Ndzi

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Simple real time AI techniques are presented that support tele-operated mobile robot operators when they are steering. They permit a tele-operator to be included in the steering as much as possible, while offering help when required to avoid obstacles and to reach their target destination. The direction to a destination (via point) becomes an extra input along with the usual inputs from a joystick and an obstacle avoidance sensor system. A recommended direction is suggested and that is mixed with joystick position and angle. A rule-based system provides a suggested angle to turn the robot and that is mixed with input from a joystick to help a tele-operator to steer their mobile robot towards a destination.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SAI Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys) 2016
EditorsYaxin Bi, Supriya Kapoor, Rahul Bhatia
Place of PublicationLondon
VolumeLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-56991-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-56990-1
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


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