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Sensor Fusion Based Discrete Kalman Filter for Outdoor Robot Navigation

Authors: MBAITIGA Zacharie

Abstract:

The objective of the presented work is to implement the Kalman Filter into an application that reduces the influence of the environmental changes over the robot expected to navigate over a terrain of varying friction properties. The Discrete Kalman Filter is used to estimate the robot position, project the estimated current state ahead at time through time update and adjust the projected estimated state by an actual measurement at that time via the measurement update using the data coming from the infrared sensors, ultrasonic sensors and the visual sensor respectively. The navigation test has been performed in a real world environment and has been found to be robust.

Keywords: robot navigation, Kalman Filter, sensors fusion

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1059781

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