Proceedings of the Autonomous Vehicles in Mine Countermeasures Symposium, Monterey CA, 4-7 April 1995 Many-Robot MCM Search Systems
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A system comprising a large number of identical and very inexpensive robotic search vehicles may serve as an effective tool in a variety of MCM operations providing improved mine detection and clearance capabilities while reducing cost and the physical risk to MCM personnel. Moreover, the many-robot approach to addressing MCM applications becomes increasingly viable as continuing technological developments provide needed mine detection and other subsystem capabilities at ever decreasing cost. Real challenges remain, however, at the system design level, and the most effective and cost-effective systems will result from careful attention to actual system requirements.
- Land Mine Warfare