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1. (WO2018176358) AUTONOMOUS TUNNEL NAVIGATION WITH A ROBOTIC SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/176358    International Application No.:    PCT/CN2017/078928
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 01 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G01S 19/38
Applicants: INTEL CORPORATION
Inventors: YU, Fang Fina
CHEN, Hu Tiger
DONG, Xuejuan Snow
Title: AUTONOMOUS TUNNEL NAVIGATION WITH A ROBOTIC SYSTEM
Abstract:
A robotic system is disclosed that uses autonomous tunnel navigation. The system includes a plurality of sensors (e.g., ranging, odometry) to measure a distance from the robotic system to a plurality of walls. Memory stores instructions and a processor is coupled to the memory and the plurality of sensors to execute the instructions. The instructions cause the robotic system to detect movement of the robotic system through a surrounding environment based on sensor measurements, determine if the robotic system is in a tunnel based on the sensor measurements, and navigate with the odometry-based sensor when the robotic system is determined to be in the tunnel or the ranging sensor when the robotic system is determined to be not in the tunnel.