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Reliability of Mobile Robot Teams
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Head: John M. Dolan
Contact: John M. Dolan
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Vision and Autonomous Systems Center (VASC)
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We are developing analytical methods for predicting mission failure probabilities for mobile robot teams given mission specifications and component reliability data.

These tools will enable mission designers to choose the lowest-cost configuration of robot components and robot teams to provide a required probability of mission success.

They will also allow for multirobot mission planning which takes reliability into consideration when assigning tasks to robots in order to minimize the negative consequences of robot failures.

We are specifically addressing multirobot missions for planetary exploration, but the methods we are developing should have relevance for many robotic applications.