Accession Number : ADA632366


Title :   Multiple Robots Localization Via Data Sharing


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Ng, Cheng L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a632366.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 105


Abstract : This thesis applies a systems engineering approach to identify the critical issues in using a robot localization technique for a swarm of unmanned systems operating in an urban environment. It starts by presenting a concept of operations requiring data sharing between multiple robots operating in a confined environment, and proceeds with the development of a localization technique based on observing the relative position of neighbor vehicles and then sharing this information with them. The centroids of the measured positions are fed into a Kalman filter as the measurement inputs. The Kalman filter merges measurement data with a predicted state from a simple kinematic model. A simulation developed in Python is used to compare the performance of developed data-sharing localization technique with the individual robot odometry. The simulation results show a significant improvement of robot localization precision while the simple odometry technique results with continuing growth of the estimation error.


Descriptors :   *ROBOTS , DATA MANAGEMENT , INFORMATION EXCHANGE , KALMAN FILTERING , POSITION(LOCATION) , ROBOTICS , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , THESES , URBAN AREAS


Subject Categories : Bionics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE