Topological and Semantic Navigation
Updated: 19 December 2014 - 12:03pm by R. Barber
Nowadays topological and semantic navigation is considered as the most human-close way of navigation for a mobile robot, which combines information and relation of the environment elements.  
AURON (Autonomous Robot Navigation) is considered a complete navigation system formed by the interaction of four main components: the explorer, the planner, the navigator and the relocalizator.
Each component has its own mission and interacts with the others giving autonomy to the robot. The explorer is in charge of generating without human intervention the representation of the environment navigating through unknown places and obtaining information. The planner gives the sequence of actions and detected events to go from one place to another once the robot has its own representation. The navigator converts the sequence obtained by the planner in real movements and supervises all the process and finally, the relocalizator allows placing the robot again in the representation of the environment once it is lost. The environment representation is an essential part of the system as it is used by all the other components. This representation includes semantic information.




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  • Ramón Barber
  • Jonathan Crespo
  • Carlos José Astua
  • Higor Alves

People who started the research line

  • Miguel Ángel Salichs
  • Verónica Egido
  • Ana Corrales

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