Overview of Battery Monitoring and Recharging of Autonomous Mobile Robot

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M.V.Sreenivas Rao, Dr. M. Shivakumar

Abstract

Mobile robots should be capable of operating with a great degree of autonomy to operate in real social environments. Mobile robotic systems draw power from batteries which have a limited power life. This poses a greater challenge for an autonomous robot. Monitoring the status of the battery power in the robot is therefore important for autonomous robotic systems. Docking and recharging are crucial abilities of autonomous mobile robot to ensure its performance. In this paper, the focus of attention is on the significance of power monitoring for long-term operation of autonomous robots and power estimation and auto-recharging. This paper attempts to brief about a literature review of complete solution for docking methods and recharging the battery of a mobile robot. Major progress is being done on both technology and exploitation of docking mechanism and recharging without any human intervention. This review paper gives the overview of related work in terms of immediate challenges for true energy autonomy in mobile robots with respect to battery technology, power estimation and auto recharging.

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, M. R. D. M. S. “Overview of Battery Monitoring and Recharging of Autonomous Mobile Robot”. International Journal on Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication, vol. 6, no. 5, May 2018, pp. 174-9, doi:10.17762/ijritcc.v6i5.1599.
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