Insect-inspired robotic homing

Weber, Keven, Venkatesh, Svetha and Srinivasan, Mandyam 1999, Insect-inspired robotic homing, Adaptive behavior, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 65-97.

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Title Insect-inspired robotic homing
Author(s) Weber, Keven
Venkatesh, Svetha
Srinivasan, Mandyam
Journal name Adaptive behavior
Volume number 7
Issue number 1
Start page 65
End page 97
Total pages 33
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 1999-01
ISSN 1059-7123
1741-2633
Keyword(s) Insect behavior
Robotic homing
Visual navigation
Summary Many animals, including insects, successfully engage in visual homing. We describe a system that allows a mobile robot to home. Specifically, we propose a simple, yet robust, homing scheme that only relies upon the observation of the bearings of visible landmarks. However, this can easily be extended to include other visual cues. The homing algorithm allows a mobile robot to home incrementally by moving in such a way as to gradually reduce the discrepancy between the current view and the view obtained from the home position. Both simulation and mobile robot experiments are used to demonstrate the feasibility of the approach.
Language eng
Field of Research 080104 Computer Vision
Socio Economic Objective 890205 Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1999, International Society for Adaptive Behavior
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30044227

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