Sensors and Data in Mobile Robotics for Localisation

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The industrial robotics market is predicted to grow to USD 75.3 billion by 2026, at a rate of 12.3% per year. A key driver of this growth is Industry 4.0 digitization, often known as the next industrial (or data) revolution. Industry 4.0 digitization requires smart, flexible, and safe technologies including automation using robots in ever increasing numbers. Industry 4.0 needs autonomous mobile robots with intelligent navigation capabilities and needs to use big data processing techniques to allow these robots to navigate safely and flexibly. This article reviews the techniques used and challenges of one particular aspect of robot navigation: localisation. It focuses on robotic sensors and their data, and how information can be extracted to enable localisation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Data Science and Machine Learning
Publisher IGI Global
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781799892212
ISBN (Print)9781799892205
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023

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  • Industry 4.0
  • Internet of Things
  • IoT
  • Mobile Robots
  • Sensor Fusion
  • Data Analytics
  • Autonomy
  • Navigation

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