Doctoral Dissertations


Visual mobile robotic navigation and mapping


"A novel robotic operating system (RSYS) has been developed, which will allow mobile robotics to operate in a wide variety of situations. In addition, improvements in mobile robotic navigation have been achieved through the use of a link-region mapping system. The RSYS allows programs to be written separately, yet still be able to control the robot, and have access to sensor data. The unique features of the RSYS enables it to pass large amounts of sensor data between the tasks, using very little processor time. The RSYS also permits tasks to process image data in a progressive manner, allowing the processor to focus its time on the most important parts of the image"--Abstract, page iii.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering


Accompanying CD-ROM, available at Missouri S&T Library, contains the GNU C CODE of all the files which make the current RSYS system. The software was used on a Fedora Core 2 Linux system which was physically mounted inside the Nomadic Super Scout II--leaf 91.


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2006


x, 96 pages; CD-ROM

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-95).


© 2006 Dale Humbert Lord, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type




Subject Headings

Robots -- Programming
Robot vision
Robots -- Design and construction

Thesis Number

T 9317

Print OCLC #


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