Accession Number:

ADA499760

Title:

Cooperative Autonomous Robots for Reconnaissance

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 19 Jul 2006-28 Mar 2008

Corporate Author:

AUBURN UNIV AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-06

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Collaborating mobile robots equipped with WiFi transceivers are configured as a mobile ad-hoc network. Algorithms are developed to take advantage of the distributed processing capability inherent to multi-agent systems. The focus of this study was to determine the optimal amount of communication which allows the robots to share a sufficiently detailed global map, while keeping their processing time and energy usage to a minimum. A hardware testbed is described, which will be used to examine these trade-offs in an indoor laboratory-scale test area.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE