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.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 18 May 2012|
|Event||IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - Saint Paul, MN|
Duration: 18 May 2012 → …
|Conference||IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation|
|Period||18/05/12 → …|