Parallel navigation for reaching a moving goal by a mobile robot

F. Belkhouche, B. Belkhouche, P. Rastgoufard

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    In this paper, we present a method for robot navigation toward a moving object with unknown maneuvers. Our strategy is based on the integration of the robot and the target kinematics equations with geometric rules. The tracking problem is modeled in polar coordinates using a two-dimensional system of differential equations. The control law is then derived based on this model. Our approach consists of a rendezvous course, which means that the robot reaches the moving goal without following its path. In the presence of obstacles, two navigation modes are integrated, namely the tracking and the obstacle-avoidance modes. To confirm our theoretical results, the navigation strategy is illustrated using an extensive simulation for different scenarios.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)63-74
    Number of pages12
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007


    • Dynamic environment
    • Parallel navigation
    • Robot navigation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Control and Optimization
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Rehabilitation
    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Computational Mechanics
    • General Mathematics
    • Modelling and Simulation


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