High accuracy mobile robot positioning using an external large volume metrology instrument

Zheng Wang, Min Liang, Paul G Maropoulos

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Abstract

A method of accurately controlling the position of a mobile robot using an external Large Volume Metrology (LVM) instrument is presented in this paper. Utilizing a LVM instrument such as the laser tracker in mobile robot navigation, many of the most difficult problems in mobile robot navigation can be simplified or avoided. Using the real-time position information from the laser tracker, a very simple navigation algorithm, and a low cost robot, 5mm repeatability was achieved over a volume of 30m radius. A surface digitization scan of a wind turbine blade section was also demonstrated, illustrating possible applications of the method for manufacturing processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology
EditorsG Q Huang, K L Mak, P G Maropoulos
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages621-630
Number of pages10
Volume66
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-10430-5
ISBN (Print)9783642104299
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event6th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (DET 2009) - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 14 Dec 200916 Dec 2009

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent and Soft Computing
PublisherSpringer Verlag

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (DET 2009)
Abbreviated titleDET2009
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period14/12/0916/12/09

Keywords

  • laser tracker
  • control
  • metrology
  • navigation
  • robot

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