Carnegie Mellon University
Cyclops: miniature robotic reconnaissance system

Brian Chemel, E. Mutschler, and Hagen Schempf
IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '99), May, 1999, pp. 2298 - 2302.

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Miniature mobile robots are desirable for military applications because of their ability to function covertly in highly constrained environments. However, work on such tiny robotic systems has been hampered by the difficulty of packaging locomotion, sensing, computing and power subsystems into diminutive spaces. This paper presents the design and initial prototype of a miniature mobile robot designed to carry out surveillance and reconnaissance missions in an urban environment. This initial prototype is spherical in shape, with a diameter of 5.5 inches, and weighs only 4.5 pounds. A novel inertial steering system, along with the robot's robust control and communication systems, make it useful for covert video surveillance and reconnaissance in tightly constrained spaces

Number of pages: 5

Text Reference
Brian Chemel, E. Mutschler, and Hagen Schempf, "Cyclops: miniature robotic reconnaissance system," IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '99), May, 1999, pp. 2298 - 2302.

BibTeX Reference
   author = "Brian Chemel and E. Mutschler and Hagen Schempf",
   title = "Cyclops: miniature robotic reconnaissance system",
   booktitle = "IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '99)",
   pages = "2298 - 2302",
   month = "May",
   year = "1999",
   volume = "3",