Experimental Validation of a MATLAB Based Control Architecture for Multiple Robot Outdoor Navigation Conference Paper uri icon


  • Design, implementation and experimental validation of a MATLAB based autonomous robot control framework is presented, supported by, and integrated into a distributed field robot architecture known as distributed-SFX. The MATLAB based framework is composed of multi sensor fuzzy logic robot controllers that utilize laser, GPS and odometer data, fusing such sensor data and filtering out noise, to improve collision free navigation. Extensive outdoor environment experiments with single and multiple mobile robots are performed to demonstrate waypoint and goal point navigation, and raster scan search patterns in unknown environments with static and dynamic obstacles. Results and videos are provided to justify the proposed approach. ©2005 IEEE.

author list (cited authors)

  • Doitsidis, L., Nelson, A. L., Valavanis, K. P., Long, M. T., & Murphy, R. R.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • January 2005