Valério Ramos Batista, Francisco de Assis Zampirolli, and José Artur Quilici-Gonzalez
Cleaning robot, Reflection pools, Optimization, Artificial Intelligence, Computional Vision
In this paper we introduce the first part of a long-term project devoted to building an autonomous robot that is optimal at cleaning any kind of reflection pool. In our context, optimization refers to both minimal energy consumption and shortest time spent on cleaning the whole pool effectively. This means, the robot is programmed not to leave a single spot need either brushing or dirt suction. Our robot differs from other automata especially because it resorts to a unique combination of mathematical, computational and automative strategies that involve Plane Geometry, Complex Analysis and Genetic Algorithms.