Accession Number:

ADA535267

Title:

Distributed, Collaborative Human-Robotic Networks for Outdoor Experiments in Search, Identify and Track

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 21 Dec 2009-31 Sep 2010

Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2011-01-11

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

This paper presents an overview of a human-robotic system under development at Cornell which is capable of mapping an unknown environment, as well as discovering, tracking, and neutralizing several static and dynamic objects of interest. In addition, the robots can coordinate their individual tasks with one another without overly burdening a human operator. The testbed utilizes the Segway RMP platform, with lidar, vision, IMU and GPS sensors. The software draws from autonomous systems research, specifically in the areas of pose estimation target detection and tracking, motion and behavioral planning, and human robot interaction. This paper also details experimental scenarios of mapping, tracking, and neutralization presented by way of pictures, data, and movies.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Navigation and Guidance
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE