Inserting a Map Region in MobilePlanner (VIDEO)

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Inserting a Map Region in MobilePlanner (VIDEO)

Postby ToddR » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:42 pm

This video is for users of Adept's mobile robots, such as the MT400. Adept mobile robots use information about the environment around them to determine their current location and plan a suitable path to their destinations.

If the environment that your robot will navigate within has been permanently changed, you'll want to modify its map to reflect this change. You won't need to remake the entire map though. Just make a map of the small area that has been changed, and insert this area into the base map.

This video shows how to do that through the use of the MobilePlanner and MobileEyes software packages. We'll also take a look at how a robot performs before and after making a significant map change. The "localization score" will be used as a general indicator of how well the robot recognizes its current space. While one can expect the localization score to fluctuate as the robot maneuvers, a general goal should be to keep this number as high as possible by accounting for significant and permanent map changes.

Tip: If you can't see localization score in MobileEyes, use the View menu to enable Custom Details. If "localization score" is still not present go to the ARAM settings section in SetNetGo, check the box for "enableDebug" and apply the changes.

Tip: Change the video quality to 720p if you can't make out the localization score values near the end of the video. To do this, click the gear icon in the lower right of the youtube video.

Re: Inserting a Map Region in MobilePlanner (VIDEO)

Postby DimitriK » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:36 am

Todd. Thank you for this very useful post.
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