Home/Millibots

Millibots

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

Download Publication (PDF)

Copyright notice: This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author’s copyright. These works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.

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.

BibTeX Reference
@article{Navarro-Serment-2002-8602,
title = {Millibots},
author = {Luis Ernesto Navarro-Serment and Robert Grabowski and Chris Paredis and Pradeep Khosla},
booktitle = {IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine},
school = {Robotics Institute , Carnegie Mellon University},
month = {December},
year = {2002},
pages = {31 - 40},
address = {Pittsburgh, PA},
}
2017-09-13T10:44:53+00:00