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

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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.

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