Initial Experiments with a Mobile Robot on Cognitive Mapping

  • This paper shows how a mobile robot equipped with sonar sensors and an odometer is used to test ideas about cognitive mapping. The robot first explores an office environment and computes a "cognitive map" which is a network of ASRs [1]. The robot generates two networks, one for the outward journey and the other for the journey home. It is shown that both networks are different. The two networks, however, are not merged to form a single network. Instead, the robot attempts to use distance information implicit in the shape of each ASR to find its way home. At random positions in the homeward journey, the robot calculates its orientation towards home. The robot's performances for both problems are evaluated and found to be surprisingly accurate.

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Author:W.K. Yeap, C.K. Wong, Jochen SchmidtORCiD
Parent Title (English):International Symposium on Practical Cognitive Agents and Robots (PCAR 2006), pages 221-230, Perth, Australia
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Publication Year:2006
Tag:Cognitive Mapping; Mobile Robot
faculties / departments:Fakultät für Informatik
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 000 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke