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Conference Papers Year : 2016

Low complex sensor-based shared control for power wheelchair navigation


Motor or visual impairments may prevent a user from steering a wheelchair effectively in indoor environments. In such cases, joystick jerks arising from uncontrolled motions may lead to collisions with obstacles. We here propose a perceptive shared control system that progressively corrects the trajectory as a user manually drives the wheelchair, by means of a sensor-based shared control law capable of smoothly avoiding obstacles. This control law is based on a low complex optimization framework validated through simulations and extensive clinical trials. The provided model uses distance information. Therefore, for low-cost considerations, we use ultrasonic sensors to measure the distances around the wheelchair. The solution therefore provides an efficient assistive tool that does not alter the quality of experience perceived by the user, while ensuring his security in hazardous situations.
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hal-01355410 , version 1 (23-08-2016)
hal-01355410 , version 2 (28-11-2016)


  • HAL Id : hal-01355410 , version 2


Louise Devigne, Vishnu Karakkat Narayanan, François Pasteau, Marie Babel. Low complex sensor-based shared control for power wheelchair navigation. IROS2016 - IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Oct 2016, Daejeon, South Korea. pp.5434-5439. ⟨hal-01355410v2⟩
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