RP 6: Perception and Navigation Systems

Goal: To find new and more reliable methods for perception of the GIM environment using ranging techniques (laser, RF, ultrasound,…) and fusing them with passive camera vision. The possibilities of, and the rationale for, exploiting indirect measurement using machines’ own internal sensors and power measurements will also be under research. Research on navigation methods will concentrate on SLAM methods and on algorithms which are suitable for dynamic environments and for interactive use with human operators. Both perception and navigation can be based on distributed sensors in multiple machines exchanging information by communication.