Posts Tagged: robotics

Underactuated Control of Vehicular Traffic

When self-driving robotic cars begin to share the road with regular cars, could we control the robotic cars to smooth out traffic jams? I did a numerical and theoretical study of vehicle traffic dynamics and control policies that smooth traffic even

Underactuated Control of Vehicular Traffic

When self-driving robotic cars begin to share the road with regular cars, could we control the robotic cars to smooth out traffic jams? I did a numerical and theoretical study of vehicle traffic dynamics and control policies that smooth traffic even

Robotic Gymnastics

It’s that final project time of year again at MIT, and I thought I’d write a few posts about the projects I’ll be working on for the next month and a half.  This first one is for my class 6.832

Robotic Gymnastics

It’s that final project time of year again at MIT, and I thought I’d write a few posts about the projects I’ll be working on for the next month and a half.  This first one is for my class 6.832

Stuck detection for mobile robots

No matter how clever your navigation and obstacle avoidance code is, occasionally, your robot will probably get stuck.  Perhaps it bashes into a wall it didn’t see when it goes for a target, or maybe some appendage got snagged somewhere. 

Stuck detection for mobile robots

No matter how clever your navigation and obstacle avoidance code is, occasionally, your robot will probably get stuck.  Perhaps it bashes into a wall it didn’t see when it goes for a target, or maybe some appendage got snagged somewhere. 

Wall-following for mobile robots

Wall-following is a relatively simple and useful method for an autonomous mobile robot to explore its environment. However, wall-following can be tricky for a number of reasons: Incomplete sensor coverage Limiting behaviors of range-finding infrared (IR) sensors Variety and complexity

Wall-following for mobile robots

Wall-following is a relatively simple and useful method for an autonomous mobile robot to explore its environment. However, wall-following can be tricky for a number of reasons: Incomplete sensor coverage Limiting behaviors of range-finding infrared (IR) sensors Variety and complexity