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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  • Research Output

    High accuracy mobile robot positioning using external large volume metrology instruments

    Wang, Z., Liang, M. & Maropoulos, P. G., 2011, In : International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing. 24, 5, p. 484-492 9 p.

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  • Design of an information system for metrology contents

    Ferri, C., Jamshidi, J., Loftus, C. & Maropoulos, P., 2010, Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology. Huang, G. Q., Mak, K. L. & Maropoulos, P. G. (eds.). Berlin (DE): Springer, p. 957-970 14 p. (Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing; vol. 66).

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  • Large volume metrology instrument selection and measurability analysis

    Muelaner, J. E., Cai, B. & Maropoulos, P. G., 2010, Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology. Huang, G. Q., Mak, K. L. & Maropoulos, P. G. (eds.). Berlin (DE): Springer, p. 1027-1041 15 p. (Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing; vol. 66).

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  • Cite this

    Wang, Z., Liang, M., & Maropoulos, P. G. (2010). High accuracy mobile robot positioning using an external large volume metrology instrument. In G. Q. Huang, K. L. Mak, & P. G. Maropoulos (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (pp. 621-630). (Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing; Vol. 66). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10430-5_48