JRM Vol.26 No.5 pp. 657-658
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0657

Development Report:

Autonomous Mobile Robot MAUV – Mission Achievement on Tsukuba Challenge 2011, 12 and 13 –

Naoki Akai, Kazumichi Inoue, Sam Ann Rahok,
Masatoshi Shinohara, and Koichi Ozaki

Department of Mechanical and Intelligent Engineering, Utsunomiya University, 7-1-2 Yoto, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi 321-8585, Japan

November 29, 2013
June 25, 2014
October 20, 2014
autonomous mobile robot, magnetic navigation, Monte Carlo localization, Tsukuba Challenge
Autonomous mobile robot “MAUV”

We developed MAUV, an autonomous mobile robot that has navigation using two types of landmarks; ambient magnetic and geometric. This enables the robot to localize robustly in actual outdoor environments. The robot achieved missions in Tsukuba Challenge 2011, 12, and 13.

Cite this article as:
N. Akai, K. Inoue, S. Rahok, <. Shinohara, and K. Ozaki, “Autonomous Mobile Robot MAUV – Mission Achievement on Tsukuba Challenge 2011, 12 and 13 –,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.26, No.5, pp. 657-658, 2014.
Data files:
  1. [1] S. A. Rahok et al., “Navigation Using an Environmental Magnetic Field for Outdoor Autonomous Mobile Robots,” Advanced Robotics, Vol.26, Nos.3-4, pp. 1751-1771, 2011.
  2. [2] N. Akai et al., “Autonomous Navigation Based on Magnetic and Geometric Landmarks on Environmental Structure in Real World,” J. of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol.26, No.2, pp. 158-165, 2014.

  3. Supporting Online Materials:
  4. [a] “Movie of autonomous running by MAUV in TC2011” [Accessed June 12, 2014]

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