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Autonomous Vehicle Navigation

From Behavioral to Hybrid Multi-Controller Architectures, 1st Edition

By Lounis Adouane

A K Peters/CRC Press

260 pages

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Improve the Safety, Flexibility, and Reliability of Autonomous Navigation in Complex EnvironmentsAutonomous Vehicle Navigation: From Behavioral to Hybrid Multi-Controller Architectures explores the use of multi-controller architectures in fully autonomous robot navigation-even in highly dynamic and cluttered environments. Accessible to researchers

Table of Contents

Global concepts/challenges related to the control of intelligent mobile robots. Autonomous navigation in cluttered environments. HybridCD (continuous/discrete) multi-controller architectures. HybridRC (reactive/cognitive) and homogeneous control architecture based on PELC. Flexible and reliable autonomous vehicle's navigation using optimal waypoint configuration. Cooperative control of multi-robot systems. General conclusion and prospects. Appendices.

About the Author

Lounis Adouane is an associate professor at the Institut Pascal - Polytech Clermont-Ferrand in France. He received an MS in 2001 from IRCCyN-ECN Nantes, where he worked on the control of legged mobile robotics. In 2005, he obtained a PhD in automatic control from FEMTO-ST laboratory-UFC Besancon. During his PhD studies, he deeply investigated the field of multi-robot systems, especially those related to bottom-up and hybrid control architectures. Dr. Adouane's current research topics are related to both autonomous navigation of mobile robots in complex environments and cooperative control architectures for multi-robot systems. More specifically, his main research include planning and control, hybrid multi-controller architectures, obstacle avoidance, cooperative robotics, artificial intelligence (such as Markov decision process, multi-agent systems, and fuzzy logic), and multi-robot/agent simulation. He is the author/coauthor of more than 60 refereed international papers on these topics.

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COMPUTERS / Machine Theory