Mobile robot navigation using trajectory of laser spot

Keigo Hara, Shoichi Maeyama, Yutaka Tanaka

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This paper proposes the system for a mobile robot navigation with a laser source on the ceiling. At first, users make a map which shows where the robot should go. Based on the map information, the laser spot is automatically irradiated to the ground. Then, the mobile robot detects the position of the laser spot by the photo transistor array and follows the trajectory of the laser spot. The proposed system is implemented and confirmed the feasibility through several basic experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-358
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008


  • Laser
  • Mechatronics
  • Mobile robot
  • Navigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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