A Model and Formal Analysis of Braitenberg Vehicles 2 and 3

Ignacio Rano

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    Abstract

    Braitenberg vehicles have attracted many students to work in robotics because of their apparent simplicity as control mechanisms. However, the lack of a formal theory supporting them entails they are used by the robotic community only as a teaching tool. This paper presents the first joint theoretical and comprehensive analysis of the behaviour of Braitenberg vehicles 2 and 3. The presented mathematical model of the vehicles is a non-linear dynamical system which is analysed for general conditions. This work paves the way to a proper and complete understanding of Braitenberg vehicles through a new theoretical framework. This framework allows the exploration of new applications and shows the need of stimulus analysis to drive its behaviour.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages910-915
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2012
    EventIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - Saint Paul, MN
    Duration: 18 May 2012 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
    Period18/05/12 → …

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    Rano, I. (2012). A Model and Formal Analysis of Braitenberg Vehicles 2 and 3. In Unknown Host Publication (pp. 910-915). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2012.6224583