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The ARK project: Autonomous mobile robots for known industrial environments

S.B. Nickerson, P. Jasiobedzki, D. Wilkes, M. Jenkin, E. Milios, J. Tsotsos, A. Jepson, O.N. Bains
1998 Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
The ARK mobile robot project has designed and implemented a series of mobile robots capable of navigating within industrial environments without relying on artificial landmarks or beacons.  ...  The ARK robots employ a novel sensor, Laser Eye, that combines vision and laser ranging to efficiently locate the robot in a map of its environment.  ...  Acknowledgements Funding for this work was provided, in part, by the ARK (Autonomous Robot for a Known environment) Project, which received its funding from PRECARN Associates Inc., Industry Canada, the  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0921-8890(98)00032-3 fatcat:eohlgg7gbban5jqhqqpdbaigui

Towards Attentive Robots

Simone Frintrop
2011 Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics  
The ARK project: Autonomous mobile robots for known industrial environments.  ...  MACS, Paco-plus, CogX) http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/cognition/home_en.html • An early project (~1998): the ARK project (Autonomous Robot for a Known environment) • Task: navigate in industrial environments  ... 
doi:10.2478/s13230-011-0018-4 fatcat:ynlzvw5txvhbjaercahbxpys5u

Smart city development projects in the Republic of Korea

Young-Sang Choi, State Administration of Information Technologies and Communications, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
2020 R-Economy  
The study describes the main stages in the development of the smart city concept in South Korea as well as the main types of smart city projects (pilot projects, research validation projects, and city  ...  The article discusses the experience of South Korea in the sphere of smart city projects.  ...  Sejong City (officially known as Sejong Special Autonomous City) is the central administrative city of Korea, located 150 km south of Seoul, while Busan is located in the southeastern part of the country  ... 
doi:10.15826/recon.2019.6.1.004 fatcat:rlqpiq2q6ra2hd55dxjoxco2om

Robotic autonomous systems for earthmoving in military applications

Q.P. Ha, L. Yen, C. Balaguer
2019 Automation in Construction  
modes. 2.2.1 Perception Robotic perception represents the sensing and data processing required of an autonomous system to acquire and represent knowledge about its environment.  ...  Along with increasing innovations in frontier engineering sciences, the advancement in Robotic Autonomous Systems (RAS) has brought about a new horizon in earthmoving processes for construction.  ...  Miroslaw Skibniewski, Mr Stephen Baker, A/Prof David Rye for fruitful discussion and improvements, and Dr Danny Phung for assistance during the preparation of this work.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2019.102934 fatcat:zftt4f5afvahzmbti4fx43unf4

Combining Mobile Robotics and Packing for Optimal deliveries

A. Rhiat, A. Aggoun, R. Lachere
2020 Procedia Manufacturing  
solution for autonomous mobile robots.  ...  The article addresses the problem where the packing is performed by a mobile robot.  ...  solution for autonomous mobile robots.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.promfg.2020.02.258 fatcat:yjw3rc7t7rhv7gz6zfc2bzlwka

Mobile robot positioning: Sensors and techniques

J. Borenstein, H. R. Everett, L. Feng, D. Wehe
1997 Journal of Robotic Systems  
Exact knowledge of the position of a vehicle is a fundamental problem in mobile robot applications.  ...  This paper provides a review of relevant mobile robot positioning technologies. The paper defines seven categories for positioning systems: 1. Odometry; 2. Inertial Navigation; 3.  ...  Parts of the text were adapted from Everett, 1995; Byrne, 1993 ]. REFERENCES  ... 
doi:10.1002/(sici)1097-4563(199704)14:4<231::aid-rob2>3.3.co;2-1 fatcat:2qxxh2ab5jhu7kjbfkwbkfdawm

Mobile robot positioning: Sensors and techniques

J. Borenstein, H. R. Everett, L. Feng, D. Wehe
1997 Journal of Robotic Systems  
Exact knowledge of the position of a vehicle is a fundamental problem in mobile robot applications.  ...  This paper provides a review of relevant mobile robot positioning technologies. The paper defines seven categories for positioning systems: 1. Odometry; 2. Inertial Navigation; 3.  ...  Parts of the text were adapted from Everett, 1995; Byrne, 1993 ]. REFERENCES  ... 
doi:10.1002/(sici)1097-4563(199704)14:4<231::aid-rob2>3.0.co;2-r fatcat:u3k5ate5pndgnhwjieq4gnr23a

Augmented Reality for Robotics: A Review

Zhanat Makhataeva, Huseyin Atakan Varol
2020 Robotics  
Recent developments in AR technology are discussed followed by the challenges met in AR due to issues of camera localization, environment mapping, and registration.  ...  Numerous AR applications in robotics have been developed in recent years. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of AR research in robotics during the five year period from 2015 to 2019.  ...  During the study ARK platform also known as AR for Kilobots was used as the main simulation framework.  ... 
doi:10.3390/robotics9020021 doaj:a4cff00359374fcf99f0aa2b2771bc3a fatcat:upn3jaifw5barbodr5c2n73ucq

Detecting Floor Anomalies

Michael R. M. Jenkins, Allan Jepson
1994 Procedings of the British Machine Vision Conference 1994  
An alternative approach presented here is to determine where an robot can go by identifying floor regions for which the planar floor assumption can be verified.  ...  Many researchers have formulated this problem as being the process of determining where a robot cannot move due to the presence of obstacles.  ...  Acknowledgments Funding for this work was provided, in part, by the ARK (Autonomous Robot for a Known environment) Project, which receives its funding from PRECARN Associates Inc., Industry Canada, the  ... 
doi:10.5244/c.8.72 dblp:conf/bmvc/JenkinsJ94 fatcat:4t3gvcddhjamldr3tp5xgppwvy

Using a blackboard to integrate multiple activities and achieve strategic reasoning for mobile-robot navigation

R. Liscano, A. Manz, E.R. Stuck, R.E. Fayek, J.-Y. Tigli
1995 IEEE Expert  
Access and use of this website and the material on it are subject to the Terms and Conditions set forth at http://nparc.cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/npsi/jsp/nparc_cp.jsp?  ...  This work was performed in cooperation with the Precarn ARK (Autonomous Robot for a Known Environment) Project, which receives its funding from Precarn Associates Inc., the Department of Industry Science  ...  We thank Marie-Claude Thomas, at Sophia Antipolis University in Nice, France, for financial and supervisory support of Jean-Yves Tigli.  ... 
doi:10.1109/64.395354 fatcat:pqxqfanl7fhkbmib2a6euysydq

Design Of ARK, A Sensor-based Mobile Robot For Industrial Environments

S.B. Nickerson, M. Jenkin, E. Milios, B. Down, P. Jasiobedzki, A. Jepson, D. Terzopoulos, J. Tsotsos, D. Wilkes, N. Bains, K. Tran
Proceedings of the Intelligent Vehicles '93 Symposium  
We describe the design of ARK (Autonomous Rohot for a Known Environment), a visually guided mobile robot for navigating in an industrial environment whose major structures have been previously mapped.  ...  ARK uses visual landmarks for navigation, the position of which are indicated on the robot's map.  ...  Acknowledgements Funding for this work was provided, in part, by the ARK (Autonomous Robot for a Known environment) Project, which receives its funding from PRECARN Associates Inc., the Department of Industry  ... 
doi:10.1109/ivs.1993.697331 fatcat:kcninks4dndjnmoplneafm32qu

Human factors concern on autonomous vehicles' safety, ethics and cost saving for the ridesharing industries

Bankole K. Fasanya, Abosede O. Gbenga-Akinbiola
2021 Management Science Letters  
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a motivation for full usage of autonomous driving. Many have predicted that autonomous technology would significantly disrupt the transportation industry.  ...  The hypothesis is that autonomous vehicles (AV) will negatively impact the ridesharing industry.  ...  Acknowledgement The authors of the study acknowledged the help of Ms. Precious Fasanya during the review of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.5267/j.msl.2021.6.001 fatcat:zyxf5jndujbdvgkpdxllmufb4y

ROBEX - innovative robotic technologies for ocean observations, a deep-sea demonstration mission

F. Wenzhoefer, T. Wulff, S. Floegel, S. Sommer, C. Waldmann
2016 OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey  
The work carried out during the ROBEX-Demonstration Mission on RV Polarstern will test the capability of new and innovative technologies, developed during the HGF Alliance ROBEX, in deep-sea environments  ...  Innovative robotic technologies are a key to study ocean processes in space and time.  ...  This work is supported by the Helmholtz Association -HGF-Alliance ROBEX -"Robotic Exploration of Extreme Environments" (contract number HA-304).  ... 
doi:10.1109/oceans.2016.7761215 fatcat:hukeixaay5czbjujus7tg6a6h4

Swarm Robotics: Simulators, Platforms and Applications Review

Cindy Calderón-Arce, Juan Carlos Brenes-Torres, Rebeca Solis-Ortega
2022 Computation  
For simulators and robots, a detailed comparison between existing resources is made. A summary of the most used swarm robotics applications and behaviors is included.  ...  Swarm robotics analysis is focused on four aspects: conceptualization, simulators, real-life robotics for swarm use, and applications.  ...  Acknowledgments: Special thanks to the Research and Outreach of the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (VIE, ITCR), for their support of the PROE project (code VIE 1440036).  ... 
doi:10.3390/computation10060080 doaj:8e76b5ac6935407988a313523c9efc76 fatcat:kr4yax7lhfajpdglmcmi25ipca

Multifunction walking roof support for underground mining of stratified deposits and placers

M. S. Nikitenko, Federal Research Center for Coal and Coal Chemistry, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kemerovo, Russia, Yu. V. Malakhov, S. A. Kizilov, S. S. Zhuravlev, Federal Research Center for Coal and Coal Chemistry, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kemerovo, Russia, Federal Research Center for Coal and Coal Chemistry, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kemerovo, Russia, Institute of Computational Technologies, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
2020 Eurasian Mining  
The international practice of mobile roof support design and creation of a work environment in mines is reviewed.  ...  As a result, the walking roof support with the automated control can be considered as a framework (a platform solution) for the robotic system engineering for safe and efficient underground mining of stratified  ...  The entire staff of its technology partner, Jaybridge Robotics, was hired by the Toyota Research Institute in March 2016. 14 CNH Industrial, Kubota, and ATC have each unveiled fully autonomous concept  ... 
doi:10.17580/em.2020.02.14 fatcat:e5youslolzgqhmgja5apykmstu
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