Ray Jarvis



Whilst navigation (robotic or otherwise) consists simply of traversing from a starting point to a goal, there are a plethora of conditions, states of knowledge and functional intentions which dictate how best to execute this process in a manageable, reliable, safe and efficient way. This position paper addresses the broad issues of how a continuum of choices from pure manual or teleoperation control through to fully autonomous operation can be laid out and then selected from, taking into account the variety of factors listed above and the richness of live sensory data available to describe the operational environment and the location of the robot vehicle within it.


  1. Leonard, J. J., and Durrant-Whyte, H. F. (1991)Simultaneous map building and localization for an autonomous mobile robot. In IROS-91 (Osaka, Japan), pp. 1442-1447.
  2. Jarvis, R.A. (1993) A Selective Survey of Localisation Methodology for Autonomous Mobile Robot Navigation, accepted for presentation at the Robots for Competitive Industry Conference, July 14-16, Brisbane Australia, pp. 310-317.
  3. Jarvis, R.A.(1994) On Distance Transform Based Collision-Free Path Planning for Robot Navigation in Known, Unknown and Time-Varying Environments, invited chapter for a book entitled 'Advanced Mobile Robots' edited by Professor Yuan F. Zang World Scientific Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd. pp. 3-31.
  4. Jarvis, R.A.(2001) A Vision Assisted Semi-Autonomous user-Adaptive Rough Terrain Wheelchair, Proc. 4th Asian Conference on Robotics and its Applications, 6 - 8th June, Singapore, pp.45-50.
  5. Jarvis, R.A.(1997)An Autonomous Heavy Duty Outdoor Robotic Tracked Vehicle, Proc. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Grenoble, France, Sept. 8-12, pp.352-359.
  6. Jarvis, R.A. (1997) Etherbot - An Autonomous Mobile Robot on a Local Area Network Radio Tether, Proc. Fifth International Symposium on Experimental Robotics, Barcelona, Catalonia, June 15-18, pp.151-163.
  7. Jarvis, R,.(2006) Four Wheel Drive Boom Lift Robot for Bush Fire Fighting, 10th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER 2006), July 6-10, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  8. Jarvis,R.A.,(2008) Sensor Rich Teleoperation Mode Robotic Bush Fire Fighting, International Advanced Robotics Program/EURON WS RISE'2008,International Workshop on Robotics in Risky Interventions and Environmental Surveillance,7th to 8th Jan. Benicassim, Spain.
  9. Jarvis,R.A., Ho,Ngia and Byrne, J.B, (2007 )Autonomous Robot navigation in Cyber and Real Worlds, Accepted for presentation, CyberWorlds 2007, Hanover, Germany, Oct. 24th to 27th.

Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Jarvis R. (2008). ROBOT NAVIGATION MODALITIES . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-8111-31-9, pages 295-300. DOI: 10.5220/0001505202950300

in Bibtex Style

author={Ray Jarvis},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,
SN - 978-989-8111-31-9
AU - Jarvis R.
PY - 2008
SP - 295
EP - 300
DO - 10.5220/0001505202950300