Energy-Aware Mobile Robot Exploration with Adaptive Decision Thresholds

Conference: ISR 2016 - 47st International Symposium on Robotics
06/21/2016 - 06/22/2016 at München, Germany

Proceedings: ISR 2016

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Rappaport, Micha (Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems, University of Klagenfurt, Austria)

This paper presents an approach for energy efficient path planning during autonomous mobile robot exploration. The idea is for a robot to efficiently explore the environment and periodically return to the starting point of the exploration for recharging the battery. The focus is to reduce the overall travel path as locomotion is the largest energy consumer. Simulations show that the path can be reduced by more than 25 %. A proof of concept is developed to demonstrate the feasibility on hardware.