A practical path planner for the robotic vacuum cleaner in rectilinear environments

Nakju Lett Doh, Chanki Kim, Wan Kyun Chung

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In this paper, we propose a path planner for a Robotic Vacuum Cleaner (RVC). In the design of the planner, we consider two main issues: (1) human-friendly path generation and (2) low computational load. First, we analyze how human move and suggest a hypothesis that human navigate in a way that minimizes the sum of muscle and brain energy. By imitating the human path, we propose a human friendly path planner. Also, the designed planner requires a low amount of computations which not only extends the battery running time but also decreases the hardware cost of the RVC. Experimental results show that the proposed path gives a more favorable impression to customers than conventional paths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-527
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May


  • Human-friendly path
  • Motion planning
  • Rectilinear environment
  • Robotic vacuum cleaner

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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