Positioning the robot will be an important feature of the robot. The robot has to be able to work both indoors and outdoors, and has to be able to bring orders to the customer's table. Positioning should help to check if the planned route of the robot is followed and the correction of steering should be done accordingly.
A variety of techniques is available that might be applicable for mobile robots, such as:
- Ulta wide Band (uwb)
- Lidar and SLAM
- Augmented Reality
This research topic is a cross-over of rbots and the sensoring / IoT topic that the research group is already addressing. The focus is on how to integrate appropriate positioning techniques in robot systems. The research question is: which positioning techniques is appropriate for which application?