Motion control of tracked vehicle based on contact force model

Shotaro Kojima, Kazunori Ohno, Takahiro Suzuki, Thomas Westfechtel, Yoshito Okada, Satoshi Tadokoro

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Abstract

In large industrial plants, the inspection of production lines is a heavy and costly task that puts human inspectors at high risk. In order to overcome these challenges, we have developed an autonomous plant inspection system using a mobile tracked vehicle. In this paper, we propose an autonomous navigation method for tracked vehicles based on a contact force model that enables the robot to compensate for collisions with obstacles. The model considers the influence of the contact force on the linear and angular motion of the robot. Using the model, the controllable velocity range is derived during collisions. The experimental results show that the robot is safely controlled by complying with velocity constraints. In addition, our method can generate motions such as leaving wall, L-shaped curve and crosswise locomotion in straight passage while navigation alongside the walls. The method allows the robot to smoothly follow a target path, despite colliding with obstacles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIROS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1177-1183
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509037629
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 28
Event2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2016 - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2016 Oct 92016 Oct 14

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Volume2016-November
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Other

Other2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2016
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaejeon
Period16/10/916/10/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Kojima, S., Ohno, K., Suzuki, T., Westfechtel, T., Okada, Y., & Tadokoro, S. (2016). Motion control of tracked vehicle based on contact force model. In IROS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 1177-1183). [7759198] (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems; Vol. 2016-November). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2016.7759198