General considerations regarding mobile robots: basic terms, definitions, classifications, historical development, applications and examples of mobile robots. Mobile robots hardware: drive mechanisms, actuators, sensors, control circuits. Non-visual and visual perception sensors. Robot sensor signals processing and interpretation. Multiple sensors information fusion in order to improve quality and robustness of robots navigation through space. Control and navigation system structures. Methods and algorithms of control and navigation system for obstacle avoidance, unknown space exploration, map building, localization and path planning for mobile robots. Introduction to self learning mobile robots and human-robot communication. Basics of coordinated work of multiple autonomous mobile robots.
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