Research Project

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RobotModic - Robot Modelling, Identification and Characterisation

Members:

Ulrich Nehmzow

Project Description:

The RobotMODIC project proposes to address the problem of designing mobile robot control programs and modelling the interaction of a mobile robot with its environment by applying non-linear systems signal processing and dynamical systems theory. 

Specifically, the project will investigate the operation of an autonomous mobile robot my modelling robot-environment interaction using (polynomial) NARMAX models. Such models have the advantage of being transparent, allowing detailed analysis and the determination of dominant factors that affect the robot's behaviour. 

The project will lead to a better theoretical understanding of the factors that govern the operation of a mobile robot in its environment, as well as develop novel methods of robot simulation based on the new models.