The Second Stage Experiments on Long Term Activity of Autonomous Mobile Robots – Repetitive Navigation for One Week in a Corridor
Yasushi Hada and Shin'ichi Yuta
Intelligent Robot Laboratory, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, 305-8573 Japan
Our goal is to enhance the autonomy of mobile robots, which must perform meaningful tasks for a long-term with regular maintenance at intervals of a week or month. Since we started this research, we recognize not only complexity but duration as indications of autonomy, which we call “Long Term Activity”. We are studying such autonomy using an experimental robotics approach, which constructs a real robot and develops required technologies. Our experimental system, still in work, navigates a corridor environment autonomously for one week. In this paper, we present the system and some results of experiments.
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