|Title||Using the Average Landmark Vector Method for Robot Homing|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Goldhoorn A, Ramisa A, de Mántaras RLópez, Toledo R|
|Conference Name||Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications|
Several methods can be used for a robot to return to a previously visited position. In our approach we use the average landmark vector method to calculate a homing vector which should point the robot to the destination. This approach was tested in a simulated environment, where panoramic projections of features were used. To evaluate the robustness of the method, several parameters of the simulation were changed such as the length of the walls and the number of features, and also several disturbance factors were added to the simulation such as noise and occlusion. The simulated robot performed really well. Randomly removing 50% of the features resulted in a mean of 85% successful runs. Even adding more than 100% fake features did not have any significant result on the performance.
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