Fuzzy Logic Analysis of Photovoltaic Data for Obstacle Avoidance or Mapping Robot

  • L. R. Adrian Riga Technical University
  • L. Ribickis Riga Technical University
Keywords: Fuzzy control, robot control, obstacle avoidance sensors


The utilization of only existing radiant sources in autonomous and mobile robotics is a relatively new field. These radiant sources, referred to as ambient radiation were “the noise and errors” in the production of various range finding and obstacle locating sensors.  The research looks to developing methods to utilize this “noise” for autonomous robot mobility and addresses the inherent problems associated with dynamically changing environment analysis. A fuzzy logic topology is adapted in the processing of amplified data from an array of sensors in photovoltaic mode. The “fuzzified” data may be used for the purposes of obstacle avoidance or for higher level applications such as item location, fire detection and environmental mapping.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.eee.19.1.3243