Some Applications in Robotics

  • Jean-François Mari
  • René Schott


In this section, we describe a method based on hidden Markov models for learning and recognizing places in an indoor environment by a mobile robot. Hidden Markov models have been used for a long time in pattern recognition, especially in speech recognition. Their main advantages over other methods (e.g. neural networks, ... ) are their capabilities to modelize noisy temporal signals of variable length.


Hide Markov Model Mobile Robot Optimal Policy Markov Decision Process Reward Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-François Mari
    • 1
  • René Schott
    • 2
  1. 1.LORIA and Université Nancy 2France
  2. 2.Université Henri Poincaré-Nancy 1France

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