Development of Guided Autonomous Navigation for Indoor Material Handling Applications

  • Aparna Geetha JayaprakashEmail author
  • Sandeep Bairampalli
  • Vijay Desai
  • Ravichandra Bhat
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 16)


In recent past emphasis on material handling requirements in industry has gone up considerably and in particular several researchers have attempted to improve the indoor material handling. In this paper an autonomous navigation system is implemented on a trolley for applications intending to move the trolley along a predefined path without human operator assistance. The trolley operates in two modes: Learning mode and Autonomous mode. In the learning mode the operator has to manually move the trolley along a path, it has to follow autonomously when the autonomous mode is activated.


Autonomous navigation Ultrasonic sensor Gyroscope Heading angle Kalman filter Wheel encoder 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aparna Geetha Jayaprakash
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sandeep Bairampalli
    • 1
  • Vijay Desai
    • 2
  • Ravichandra Bhat
    • 1
  1. 1.RBEI/ETP3Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.BangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentNational Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK)MangaloreIndia

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