Nicolas Monmarche

Work place: Laboratoire d’Informatique, University François Rabelais, Tours, France



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Nicolas Monmarché, is assistant professor at the computer science laboratory, University of Tours. He graduated from the Polytech Tours Engineers School in Computer Science, France and had received his PhD in computer science in 2000. His research interests are focused on ants-inspired algorithms, evolutionary algorithms and bioinspired metaheuristics.

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Fuzzy Inference System Optimization by Evolutionary Approach for Mobile Robot Navigation

By Fatma Boufera Fatima Debbat Nicolas Monmarche Mohamed Slimane Mohamed Faycal Khelfi

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Feb. 2018

The problem in the autonomous navigation of a mobile robot is to define a strategy that allows it to reach the final destination and avoiding obstacles. Fuzzy logic is considered as an important tool to solve this problem. It can mimic reasoning abilities of the human being in navigation tasks. However a major problem of fuzzy systems is obtaining their parameters which are generally specified by human experts. This process can be long and complex. In order to generate optimal parameters of fuzzy controller, this work propose a learning and optimization process based on ant colony algorithm ACO and genetic algorithm operators (crossover and mutation).We present a comparison between inference system for autonomous navigation based on fuzzy logic before and after learning. The simulated results show clearly the impact of the optimization approach improves the fuzzy controller performance mainly in obstacle avoidance and detection of the shortest path.

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