Accession Number:

ADA248491

Title:

Development of a Modular Robotic Architecture

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

199.0

Abstract:

The objective of this project is to develop the hardware and software components for constructing and controlling reconfigurable, modular robots MODBOTs. While numerous robotic control architectures currently exist, few offer the degree of flexibility and modularity that is required to support rapid integration and prototyping of evolving processor and sensor technology into demonstrable systems. The proposed architecture emphasizes standard electrical and mechanical hardware interfaces between distributed processing modules, and standard software libraries that provide communication services and process control across a wide range of processors. The product is a standardized set of tools for building robotic systems that can be easily reconfigured as project requirements and technology change. The first-year effort is concentrating on specification and design of the architecture, while the second- and potential third-year efforts will pursue implementation and demonstration of the MODBOT concept as applied to an actual application, such as physical indoor security. modular robots control station mobile security robots remote platform independent modules

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE