Mobile robot navigation by a distributed vision system

Takushi Sogo*, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Toru Ishida

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper proposes a Distributed Vision System (DVS), which is an intelligent infrastructure for mobile robots consisting of many vision agents (VAs) embedded in an environment. The system monitors the environment from various viewing points with the VAs, maintains the dynamic environment models, and provides various information to robots. Based on this concept, we have developed a prototype of the DVS which consists of sixteen vision agents and simultaneously navigates two robots in a model town.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-137
Number of pages17
JournalNew Generation Computing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Distributed vision system
  • Mobile robot navigation
  • Perceptual information infrastructure
  • Vision agents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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