Hock and Dickmanns 1992: With the autonomous road vehicle VaMoRs behavioral competences have been developed overthe last decade for visually guided longitudinal and lateral road following including obstacle avoidance; these methods are numerically very efficient and locally adequate. They do not allow global navigation. With the autonomously guided vehicle ATHENE for transportation tasks on the factory floor, indoor landmark navigation has been demonstrated exploiting the same 40-approach to dynamic machine vision.
Combining the results of both application areas, a very flexible and powerful intelligent navigation scheme is achieved. The background and the basic features of this new method are discussed.