Help - Fuzzy Logic Book!

Dan JONES (j9405124@student.anu.edu.au)
Thu, 21 May 1998 18:03:32 +0200 (MET DST)

Hi

I am a final year honours Engineering student at the Australian
National University in Canberra Australia. My final year thesis is to
design a fuzzy logic controller for a robot that is used to navigate a
blind person through a series of obstacles. The robot is currently
implemented witht a PID controller and uses sonar sensors. At present it
just roams about a room with no specific goal. So my controller
initially will just require obstacle avoidance. Although I intend to
upgrade this to implement goal based movement if I have the time. At
present I am using fuzzy logic to convert the sonar echo pulse into some
kind of information about the obstacles.

Since I have had no experience in Fuzzy Logic I need a good reference
book to learn it from. Unfortunately our University libraries only
contain old books on fuzzy sets, numbers and theory. I find it hard to
relate this to my project and I was wondering if anyone could recommend
a book that covers the basics of fuzzy control and fuzzy logic. I would
prefer one with good examples rather than a purely mathematical one.

Also I am also having difficulty finding a good book on sonars used by
robots. Lots of books on Radar and acoustics but not many at our
library specifically that deal with sonars.

cheers and thanks in advance

Dan