Design of an intelligent outdoor mobile robot with autonomous road-crossing function for urban environments

Aneesh N. Chand, Shin'Ichi Yuta

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Abstract

This paper describes the total system design and implementation of an outdoor mobile robot with an autonomous road-crossing function intended for urban environments. The developed robot is capable of navigating along sidewalks while simultaneously detecting pedestrian push-button boxes. If a button box is detected, the robot can autonomously traverse up to it with high precision and activate the push button with a finger. Next, it approaches the crossing zone, detects the zebra stripes and perceives the trajectory required to cross. Upon detecting a green signal, the robot then finally crosses the road to reach the opposite side of the road and continue to its intended destination. We tested the robot in a real and unmodified outdoor environment and obtained promising results. More application-oriented, the novelty of this work is that not only is the robot capable of crossing roads autonomously, it can also autonomously activate pedestrian push buttons in a real world outdoor environment; there are not many robots that can perform such an action in an outdoor environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIM 2012 - 2012 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Conference Digest
Pages355-362
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 5
Event2012 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2012 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2012 Jul 112012 Jul 14

Publication series

NameIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2012
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period12/7/1112/7/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Chand, A. N., & Yuta, SI. (2012). Design of an intelligent outdoor mobile robot with autonomous road-crossing function for urban environments. In AIM 2012 - 2012 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Conference Digest (pp. 355-362). [6265913] (IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM). https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2012.6265913