Professor of School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—This paper presents a collision-free navigation control algorithm for a fleet of mobile robots to traverse an unknown obstacle-ridden environment. The proposed leader–follower-based navigation rule guarantees that the robots maintain the minimum-allowed distance from the obstacles while in motion. In this algorithm, the leader plans the safest path based on the information received in each switching period, which results in fewer computations and fast motion. Computer simulation performed confirms the reliability and robustness of the proposed algorithm.
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