Obstacle avoidance control on omnidirectional vehicle robots using range sensor

Akira Shimada, Prasarn Kiddee, Yujiro Nishi

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Generally, intelligent vehicle robots are strongly needed in many fields. They are expected to assist our daily lives. In order to implement them in practice, we should mount useful functions including path planning, navigation, and obstacle avoidance, etc. on the robots. This paper focuses on obstacle avoidance control technique to multiple obstacles. The used vehicle as a platform is the mecanum wheel omnidirectional vehicle which is driven on floors and mounts a scanner range sensor. The presented algorithm has the feature that multiple obstacle avoidance control is simply come down to the mono-obstacle avoidance control scheme. Finally, the experimental results are shown in order to evaluate the presented algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-856+21
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Collision avoidance
  • Mecanum wheel
  • Omnidirectional vehicle
  • Scanner range sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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