Date Added: Sep 2011
The ability to adapt automated guided vehicles for employment to a range of practical situations can significantly enhance their usability in hazardous situations where security is a major concern and it is inadvisable for humans to enter. Robot guidance is still a very challenging issue computationally in both the academic and industrial worlds. Whilst considerable progress has been made in robotics in the last few decades, many still experience difficulties in the recognition of dynamically changing situations such as user's daily environments. With so many different scenarios it is difficult to find one system that can effectively deal with both the expected and unexpected issues that may arise.