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Automated Mobile Robots – A Survey on Controls

Thangam Palaniswamy, Afnan Alofi, Fatima Saeed Alghamdi, Najlaa Mastoor Aljuaid, Razan Alahmadi. Published in Automated Systems.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2017
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Thangam Palaniswamy, Afnan Alofi, Fatima Saeed Alghamdi, Najlaa Mastoor Aljuaid, Razan Alahmadi

Thangam Palaniswamy, Afnan Alofi, Fatima Saeed Alghamdi, Najlaa Mastoor Aljuaid and Razan Alahmadi. Automated Mobile Robots – A Survey on Controls. Communications on Applied Electronics 6(9):22-26, April 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Thangam Palaniswamy and Afnan Alofi and Fatima Saeed Alghamdi and Najlaa Mastoor Aljuaid and Razan Alahmadi},
	title = {Automated Mobile Robots – A Survey on Controls},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {April 2017},
	volume = {6},
	number = {9},
	month = {Apr},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {22-26},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2017652545},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


This research mainly focuses on optimizing the transportation system in King Abdulaziz University (KAU) girls' campus by designing an autonomous robotic golf cart. The quality of any research would be promoted by conducting in-depth literature review in the domain. Hence, this research begins with a review to investigate similar artifacts (robotic cart and the ways of displaying the arrival time for the cart) that are relevant to the work. It is divided into six parts which are: autonomous mobile robots, the types of microcontrollers boards that are used in the robotic field, the types of alerts, the types of sensors that are used in autonomous mobile robot to move on track and avoid the object, the ways of displaying the arrival time schedule and the connection ways. The detailed survey on the above mentioned six areas are conducted and the results are discussed in terms of the techniques and the resources used, the methodology followed, the merits and de-merits of the work, and the implementation details with the problems faced. Thus, the widely-used approaches suitable for the automated transportation system are studied and analyzed thoroughly in this literature, in order to provide directions for academicians and researchers for further work


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Microcontrollers, Robotic, golf cart, sensors.