Identification of Types of Obstacles and Obstacle Map Building for Mobile Robots


For service robots coexisting with humans, both safety and working efficiency are very important. In order for robots to avoid collisions with surrounding obstacles, the robots must recognize obstacles around them. In this paper, three types of obstacles, such as stationary, movable and moving, are defined, and a method to identify the type of obstacles is proposed. The experiments were conducted to evaluate the usefulness of the method.

Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence, pp.340-344