Laser scanner detection and localization of successively arranged mobile robots

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

Proceedings: ISR 2016

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Halmheu, Rainer; Pauleser, Thomas (Audi AG Ingolstadt, Germany)
Otto, Boris (Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany)

This paper describes a new, innovative method by which multiple mobile robots can be detected by a laser scanner. Each robot incorporates 4 bars in its construction which generate a significant pattern in the laser scan. The proposed algorithm allows a robust detection of successively moving robots, despite the partial shadowing through the bars.