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Method suitable for optimizing an operation of a self-guided vehicle. The method includes steps for incorporating a self-guided capability as part of the operation of the vehicle, the operation further including a mapping technique for soliciting information required for vehicle motion from a first to a second predetermined location. The method then requires dynamically assessing a global optimal path referenced to the first and second locations, and dynamically affecting vehicle motion, by actions premised upon re-evaluating the global optimal path in light of instantaneous vehicle motion, by refining the global optical path so that the vehicle can follow a localized path trajectory which optimizes the refined global path.

Title
Method and apparatus suitable for optimizing an operation of a self-guided vehicle
Application Number
9/239349
Publication Number
6167332
Application Date
January 28, 1999
Publication Date
December 26, 2000
Inventor
Menachem Levanoni
Yorktown Heights
NY, US
Jerome M Kurtzberg
Yorktown Heights
NY, US
Agent
McGuireWoods
Agent
Stephen C Kaufman Esq
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G05D 1/00
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