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Publication Citation: Towards Evaluating World Modeling for Autonomous Navigation in Unstructured and Dynamic Environments

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Author(s): R Lakaemper; Rajmohan Madhavan;
Title: Towards Evaluating World Modeling for Autonomous Navigation in Unstructured and Dynamic Environments
Published: February 04, 2011
Abstract: With funding from the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grants, the authors have recently embarked on a three year project to create and experimentally validate a framework by which automated guided vehicles (AGVs) can automatically generate a sufficiently accurate internal map (world model) of its surroundings. The work presented in this paper discusses challenges involved and reports on a possible extension to a previously developed mapping technique in evaluating world models of such dynamic and unstructured environments. The paper also reports on the authors' views in bringing together the community to collectively address this problem from end-users', vendors' and developers' points of view.
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2010 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS) Workshop
Pages: pp. 360 - 365
Location: Baltimore, MD
Dates: September 28-30, 2010
Keywords: AGVs; forklifts; navigation; world modeling; unstructured and dynamic environments; robot mapping; performance evaluation
Research Areas: Robotics, Standards