Autonomous navigation in GPS denied environments using MPC and LQR with potential field based obstacle avoidance
Workers in mining industry are posed with hazardous environments due to the nature of the work inside a mine. Gas leaks, explosions, rock falls, entrapment, long exposure to dust are all potentially fatal conditions for the workers. Although solutions for the problems are being implemented, they are not sufficient and mostly are very expensive. \newline Autonomous robots can reduce the risk for miners by taking over potentially dangerous tasks for them. For instance, an autonomous robot can carry operations like air quality assessment, inspection of dangerous mine conditions and even perform ...
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