User Following of a Mobile Robot by Fusing Different Kinds of Sensors

  • Yeon-Gyun Kim
  • Hahmin Jung
  • Dong Hun Kim
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 206)


This paper presents a mobile robot system for an user-following by detecting the direction of an user based on a fusion of ultrasonic sensors. One of the most important characteristics of the ultrasonic sensor has a property of the straight within a constant angle range. In addition, the ultrasonic sensor is able to promptly detect the user with fast operating speed and resists influence of external environment. The mobile robot follows the user quickly through a simple hardware and algorithm. Extensive simulation presents to illustrate the viability and effectiveness of the proposed user-following mobile robot system.


User-following ultrasonic sensor mobile robot 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yeon-Gyun Kim
    • 1
  • Hahmin Jung
    • 1
  • Dong Hun Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Advanced EngineeringKyungnam UniversityChangwon-siKorea
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringKyungnam UniversityChangwon-siKorea

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