Modified Artificial Potential Field Approaches for Mobile Robot Navigation in Unknown Environments

  • Ngangbam Herojit SinghEmail author
  • Salam Shuleenda Devi
  • Khelchandra Thongam
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1048)


Navigation is the important task of any mobile robot. In this paper, a modified potential field method for mobile robot navigation has been proposed for unknown environments. Here, the shortest distance between the goal position and robot has been considered to establish a new repulsive potential functions. The developed repulsive potential functions assure that the goal is the global minimum of the total potential field. To demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed method, computer simulations have been carried out through MATLAB software.


Navigation Potential field method Mobile robot Global minimum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ngangbam Herojit Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Salam Shuleenda Devi
    • 1
  • Khelchandra Thongam
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Technology MizoramAizawlIndia
  2. 2.National Institute of Technology ManipurLangolIndia

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