Accession Number : AD1002665

Title :   Temporal Heterogeneity and the Value of Slowness in Robotic Systems

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta United States

Personal Author(s) : Arkin,Ronald C ; Egerstedt,Magnus

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Report Date : 01 Nov 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Robot teaming is a well-studied area, but little research to date has been conducted on the fundamental benefits of heterogeneous teams and virtually none on temporal heterogeneity, where timescales of the various platforms are radically different. This paper explores this aspect of robot ecosystems consisting of fast and slow robots (Slow Bots)working together, including the bio-inspiration for such systems.

Descriptors :   robots , heterogeneity , ecosystems , environmental monitoring , locomotion , animal structures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE