An Innovative Approach to Developing a 3D Virtual Map Creator using an Ultrasonic Sensor Array


Elsayed, Mahmoud and Min, Thu Soe and Wong, Wai Kit and Abdalla, Hana (2019) An Innovative Approach to Developing a 3D Virtual Map Creator using an Ultrasonic Sensor Array. In: International Conference of Advanced Science,Engineering and Technology (MECON 2019), 20-21 March 2019, MMU Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

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Human shifted their focus towards robots once realizing that the robots may serve for the human development with the increased complexity of the living structures and the rapid revolutions in field such as manufacturing and civil structures. This paper investigates the development of a mobile robot that utilizes ultrasonic sensors to obtain distance readings and utilize it to draw 3D map of its surrounding. The robot is designed to perform within narrow spaced as well as rough terrain environment such as underground piping structure or underground wiring networks. The chosen wheeled platform is capable of maneuvering through the rough surfaces, guided by a specially designed obstacle navigation strategy using ultrasonic sensors. The mounting of the 3D mapping sensors presented in this paper is a new and innovative approach that resolves many of the problems encountered through previous proposed designs of 3D ultrasonic mappers. The 3D mapping sensors obtain data that creates a 2D map along with the position localization data to create a 3D form. The results obtained from extensive work on developing the vehicle as well as testing of the control and 3D mapping algorithm is presented in this paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile Robots, 3D Map, Ultrasonic Sensors, Localization
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1501-1820 Applied optics. Photonics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2021 02:38
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2021 02:38


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