A Robotic System for Field Navigation and Data Collection using Human Interaction

B. Chandrasekaran, S.Pietrzik
Florida Polytechnic University, Florida, United States

Keywords: Autonomous systems, Robotics, Sensors, Human Robot Interaction

In this research work a semi-autonomous robotic system is designed for use in real life applications. The current project is a work in progress that uses the Robot Operating system and Gazebo for simulation. The project will be tested on a physical robot after implementing the path planning algorithms and including the appropriate sensors. The application targeted is navigation in an environment consisting of stationary and moving obstacles in the field. Furthermore, uncertainty during navigation is handled through communication with the operator to switch to manual mode. The robot covers maximum area of the field and collects information about the environment as it navigates.