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. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology
    EditorsGeorge Q. Huang, K.L. Mak, Paul G. Maropoulos
    Place of PublicationBerlin (DE)
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages621-630
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-10430-5
    ISBN (Print)978-3-6421-0429-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event6th CIRP International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology - Hong Kong, China
    Duration: 14 Dec 200916 Dec 2009

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Intelligent and Soft Computing
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume66
    ISSN (Print)1867-5662

    Conference

    Conference6th CIRP International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology
    Abbreviated titleDET 2009
    CountryChina
    CityHong Kong
    Period14/12/0916/12/09

    Keywords

    • laser tracker
    • control
    • metrology system
    • navigation
    • robot

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