Wake-up robot problem
In robotics, the wake-up robot problem refers to a situation where an autonomous robot is carried to an arbitrary location and put to operation, and the robot must localize itself without any prior knowledge.
The wake-up robot problem is closely related to the kidnapped robot problem.
See also 
- Rudy Negenborn (2003). Robot localization and kalman filters. Institute of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University.
- Qingxiang Wu et al. (2002). "Rough computational methods on reducing cost of computation in Markov localization for mobile robots". In: Intelligent Control and Automation, 2002. Proceedings of the 4th World Congress. ISBN 0-7803-7268-9. pp: 1226-1230.