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An Autonomous Water Vapor Plume Tracking Robot Using Passive Resistive Polymer Sensors

Kazadi, S. and Goodman, R. and Tsikata, D. and Green, D. and Lin, H. (2000) An Autonomous Water Vapor Plume Tracking Robot Using Passive Resistive Polymer Sensors. Autonomous Robots, 9 (2). pp. 175-188. ISSN 0929-5593. doi:10.1023/a:1008970418316.

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A simple reactive robot is described which is capable of tracking a water vapor plume to its source. The robot acts completely within the plume and is endowed with no deliberate information about wind direction or speed, yet accurately tracks the plume upstream. The robot's behavior, results from the behavior of simple resistive polymer sensors and their strategic placement on the robot's body.

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Additional Information:© 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Thanks to Dr. Gurav Sukhatme for his poignant comments and suggestions. Thanks to the anonymous reviewers who took the time to read and point out weaknesses in this work. Their criticism improved the quality of this work.
Subject Keywords:olfactory plume tracking; autonomous robot; resistive polymer sensors
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Official Citation:Kazadi, S., Goodman, R., Tsikata, D. et al. Autonomous Robots (2000) 9: 175.
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