Recent Advances in Robotics and Automation pp 205-215

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 480)

Smart Floor with Learning Capability for Mobile Robot System

  • Soo Hyeok Kang
  • Yong Ho Kim
  • Byung-Cheol Min
  • Soon-Geul Lee
  • Jinung An
  • Dong Han Kim
Chapter

Abstract

In this chapter, we suggest a new information space concept called “smart floor”. It is the floor storage of specific information designed for route guidance of a mobile robot. A mobile robot can reach its goal position using the information saved in smart floor as well as automatically update the information for a changing environment. We constructed smart floor using RFID tag packaging and fabricated a mobile robot mounted with a passive RFID tag in ultra high frequency (UHF) bandwidth. The passive RFID tag is inexpensive and does not require a power supply. The primary information stored in smart floor is direction-values and Q-values. These values are the resultant Q-learning method that is employed to guide a mobile robot form an arbitrary position to the goal position. This research will contribute to the development of various applications such as mobile robot applications.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Soo Hyeok Kang
    • 1
  • Yong Ho Kim
    • 1
  • Byung-Cheol Min
    • 2
  • Soon-Geul Lee
    • 3
  • Jinung An
    • 4
  • Dong Han Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Radio EngineeringKyung Hee UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Information TechnologyPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringKyung Hee UniversitySeoulKorea
  4. 4.Pragmatic Applied Robot InstituteDGISTDaeguKorea

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