A Petri-net coordination model for an intelligent mobile robot

F. Y. Wang, K. J. Kyriakopoulos, A. Tsolkas, G. N. Saridis

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The authors present a Petri net model of the coordination level of an intelligent mobile robot system (IMRS). The purpose of this model is to specify the integration of the individual efforts on path planning, supervisory motion control, and vision systems that are necessary for the autonomous operation of the mobile robot in a structured dynamic environment. This is achieved by analytically modeling the various units of the system as Petri net transducers and explicitly representing the task precedence and information dependence among them. The model can also be used to simulate the task processing and to evaluate the efficiency of operations and the responsibility of decisions in the coordination level of the IMRS. Some simulation results on the task processing and learning are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1531-1536
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
StatePublished - 1990
EventProceedings of the 29th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Part 6 (of 6) - Honolulu, HI, USA
Duration: Dec 5 1990Dec 7 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization


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