@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10158,
	  title     = {Route Training in Mobile Robotics through System Identification},
	  author    = {Roberto Iglesias and  Theocharis Kyriacou and  Ulrich Nehmzow and  Steve Billings},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Fundamental sensor-motor couplings form the backbone
of most mobile robot control tasks, and often need to be implemented
fast, efficiently and nevertheless reliably. Machine learning
techniques are therefore often used to obtain the desired sensor-motor
In this paper we present an alternative to established machine
learning methods such as artificial neural networks, that is very fast,
easy to implement, and has the distinct advantage that it generates
transparent, analysable sensor-motor couplings: system identification
through nonlinear polynomial mapping.
This work, which is part of the RobotMODIC project at the
universities of Essex and Sheffield, aims to develop a theoretical understanding
of the interaction between the robot and its environment.
One of the purposes of this research is to enable the principled design
of robot control programs.
As a first step towards this aim we model the behaviour of the
robot, as this emerges from its interaction with the environment, with
the NARMAX modelling method (Nonlinear, Auto-Regressive, Moving
Average models with eXogenous inputs). This method produces
explicit polynomial functions that can be subsequently analysed using
established mathematical methods.
In this paper we demonstrate the fidelity of the obtained NARMAX
models in the challenging task of robot route learning; we present a
set of experiments in which a Magellan Pro mobile robot was taught
to follow four different routes, always using the same mechanism to
obtain the required control law.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering},
	  volume    = {2},
	  number    = {9},
	  year      = {2008},
	  pages     = {2046 - 2051},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10158},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/21},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 21, 2008},