In this paper a method to describe the sensor-based behavior of an autonomous mobile robot is considered. In a practical world, the robot's dynamic property and the uncertainty of the environment must be taken into account and the robot's behavior in a real environment cannot be represented by a simple sequence of a robot's motions. Therefore, a new concept of Action mode as a unit of a robot's motion representation is introduced. Action mode is defined by a control mode of an actuator with reference value, by conditions to watch environment situation changes, an by a procedure and transition of the Action mode in case the conditions met. The robot control language ROBOL/0 which is based on the concept of Action mode representation is proposed and implemented. The navigation of a mobile robot in a real world using sensors and map information is selected as an example to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed methods.
- Action mode
- Mobile robot
- Real-time navigation in the real environment
- Real-time robot language
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Computer Science Applications