Millibots

Luis Ernesto Navarro-Serment, Robert Grabowski, Chris Paredis, and Pradeep Khosla
IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, , December, 2002, pp. 31 - 40.


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Abstract
Concerns the development of a framework and algorithms for a distributed heterogeneous robot team. Team members exchange sensor information, collaborate to track and identify targets, or even assist each other to scale obstacles. As for sensing, by coordinating its members a team can exploit information derived from multiple disparate viewpoints. A single robot, even though equipped with a large array of different sensing modalities, is limited at any one time to a single viewpoint, but a team of robots can simultaneously collect information from multiple locations. This article describes the design and construction of a team of 7 /spl times/ 7 /spl times/ 7-cm robots called "millibots". We show how the team can exploit collaboration to perform missions such as mapping, exploration, surveillance, and eventually support rescue operations.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center and National Robotics Engineering Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Advanced Mechatronics Lab
Associated Project(s): Millibots

Text Reference
Luis Ernesto Navarro-Serment, Robert Grabowski, Chris Paredis, and Pradeep Khosla, "Millibots," IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, , December, 2002, pp. 31 - 40.

BibTeX Reference
@article{Navarro-Serment_2002_4307,
   author = "Luis Ernesto Navarro-Serment and Robert Grabowski and Chris Paredis and Pradeep Khosla",
   title = "Millibots",
   journal = "IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine",
   pages = "31 - 40",
   month = "December",
   year = "2002",
}