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MSc Thesis #92119

Title:Map Building with a Lego Robot
Date: 1992
Abstract:This thesis describes the implementation of two mapbuilding algorithms taken from the "Really Useful Robot" (RUR) project, [Nehmzow & Smithers 90] and [Nehmzow & Smithers 91], on a Lego robot. This is done to investigate the generality of these algorithms with respect to other robots that are less reliable than the original robots used. The algorithms are implemented on Lego robots with a wall following algorithm that is different to the one used in the RUR project. The results of the investigation showed that the algorithm in [Nehmzow & Smithers 91] could not be used with the Lego robot because of the difference in the wall following algorithm used in the RUR project. The reimplemented algorithm from [Nehmzow & Smithers 90], however provided results that were similar to those reported there, implying that this algorithm is general in that it has worked on two different robots with two different wall following algorithms.

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