Abstract of FKI-228-99

Document-Name:  NOT LONGER FTP-AVAILABLE. PUBLISHED AS:
                A. Musto, K.Stein, A. Eisenkolb, Th. Röfer: Qualitative and 
                Quantitative Representations of Locomotion and their 
                Application in Robot Navigation. In Thomas Dean (ed.): 
                Proc. of the 16th International Joint Conference on 
                Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-99), Morgan Kaufman Publishers.
                 Inc. San Francisco, CA, 1999.
Title:		Qualitative and Quantitative Representations of Locomotion
		and their Application in Robot Navigation
Authors:	Alexandra Musto, Klaus Stein, Andreas Eisenkolb, 
		and Thomas Roefer
Revision-Date:	1999/01/18
Category:	Technical Report (Forschungsberichte Künstliche Intelligenz)
Abstract:	Qualitative and quantitative representations of space in 
		general and motion in particular have their typical fields 
		of application which are unified in an autonomously moving 
		robot interacting with human beings. Therefore it is necessary 
		to make some considerations on both approaches when dealing 
		with such a robot. This paper presents quantitative and 
		qualitative representations of locomotion and algorithms
		to deal with them. This work was applied to the navigation 
		of a semi-autonomous wheelchair along routes in networks 
		of corridors.  
Keywords:	spatial reasoning, qualitative reasoning, robotics
Size:		7 pages
Language:	English
ISSN:		0941-6358
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