Path planning in GPS-denied environments: A collective intelligence approach

Pritthi Chattopadhyay, Devesh K. Jha, Soumik Sarkar, Asok Ray

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This paper proposes a framework for reactive goal-directed navigation without global positioning facilities in unknown environments. A mobile sensor network is used for localization of regions of interest for path planning of an autonomous mobile robot in the absence of global positioning facilities. The underlying theory is an extension of a generalized gossip algorithm that has been recently developed in a language-measure-theoretic setting. The gossip algorithm has been used to propagate local decisions of target detection over a mobile sensor network and thus, it generates a belief for the target detected over the network. The proposed concept has been validated through numerical experiments with a mobile sensor network and a point mass robot.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACC 2015 - 2015 American Control Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479986842
StatePublished - Jul 28 2015
Event2015 American Control Conference, ACC 2015 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jul 1 2015Jul 3 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2015 American Control Conference, ACC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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