Acronym PO-ROBOT
Funding Reference NATO Science for Stability Programme - PO-ROBOT
Dates 1993|2000
Summary

The project PO-ROBOT addresses the area of mobile robotics and aims to develop and implement in a commercially available mobile robot the main navigation and mission management functions aiming to demonstrate that it might be able to safely operate in indoors structured or semi-structured environments. A communication link with a central station and the ability to cope with non-static environments prepare the mobile platform to work in a multi-vehicle scenario.

The vehicle developed has a modular structure and is be able to carry, on a point to point delivery basis, surveillance and material handling tasks in environments such as manufacturing facilities, hospitals, office type buildings and hostile environments for human operators. It is assumed that a model of the environment is given, including objects of various shapes and sizes and that the vehicle normal operation copes with changes in the environment, namely with unexpected obstacles or with objects removed or simply moved to another place. Although, the project aimed at providing platform independent developments, a particular mobile platform was used for the project developments.

Research Groups Intelligent Robots and Systems Group (IRSg)
Project Partners ISR-Coimbra, ISR Porto, Renault Portuguesa, Vulcano, Indep, Siroco
ISR/IST Responsible
Isabel Ribeiro
People
João Sequeira
[1] Pedro Mira Vaz, Renato Ferreira, Vasco Grossmann, Isabel Ribeiro, Docking of a Mobile Platform Based on Infrared Sensors, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE'97, Guimaraes, Portugal, pp.735-740, 1997 - PDF
[2] Pedro Mira Vaz, Renato Ferreira, Vasco Grossmann, Isabel Ribeiro, Acostagem de uma Plataforma Movel a uma Estacao de Trabalho Fixa, Technical Report, RT-601-96, Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR/IST), 1996 - PDF
[3] Joao Serrano, Pedro Raposo, Pedro Aparicio, João Sequeira, Isabel Ribeiro, XMOV – Velocity Control for the ROBUTER Mobile Platform (in Portuguese), Techhnical Report, RT-601-95, Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR/IST), 1995 - PDF
[4] Paulo Menezes, Helder Araujo, Jorge Dias, Isabel Ribeiro, Object Detection in Mobile Robots using Sonar Data, Proceedings of CONTROLO'94, First Portuguese Meeting on Automatic Control, Lisbon, Portugal, 1994
[5] Francisco Pedrosa, Isabel Ribeiro, Mobile Robot Localization using Ultrasonic Sensors, Proceedings of CONTROLO'94, First Portuguese Meting on Automatic Control, Lisbon, Portugal, 1994
[6] João Sequeira, Isabel Ribeiro, Path Planning and Obstacle Avoidance for a Mobile Robot Operating in a Structured Environment, Proceedings of CONTROLO'94, First Portuguese Meeting on Automatic Control, Lisbon, Portugal, 1994
[7] Fernando Lobo Pereira, Eduardo Pereira da Silva, Isabel Ribeiro, On the Design of PO-ROBOT System, Proceedings of the Intelligent Vehicles Symposium'94, Paris, 1994
[8] Francisco Pedrosa, Isabel Ribeiro, Sonar Data Processing for the Navigaton of a Mobile Robot, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Signal Processing Applications and Technology, Dallas, USA, 1994
[9] F. Lobo Pereira, J. Borges de Sousa, E. Pereira da Silva, Isabel Ribeiro, João Sequeira, Sistema de Gestao de um Robot Movel Industrial, Proceedings of CONTROLO'94, First Portuguese Meeting on Automatic Control, Lisbon, Portugal, 1994