ICRA 2011 Paper Abstract


Paper TuA102.4

Nestinger, Stephen (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Cheng, Harry (University of California, Davis)

Mobile-R: A Reconfigurable Cooperative Control Platform for Rapid Deployment of Multi-Robot Systems

Scheduled for presentation during the Regular Sessions "Agent-Based Systems I" (TuA102), Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 09:05−09:20, Room 3C

2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 9-13, 2011, Shanghai International Conference Center, Shanghai, China

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Keywords Agent-Based Systems, Networked Robots, Robotic Software, Middleware and Programming Environments


Cooperative multi-robot systems have been used in a vast array of fields and are of particular interest in perilous environments. One of the main issues in multi-robot systems is the lack of a common set of programming and control abstractions and middleware. Controlling and programming cooperative multi-robot systems is a highly complicated task that requires a flexible and agile control architecture and programming environment that are able to handle the distributed nature of multi-robot systems. A generalized, highly flexible and reconfigurable cooperative robot control platform called Mobile-R has been developed. Mobile-R consists of a mobile agent-based robot control system and a mission-based rapid deployment system. A real-world validation experiment involving cooperative multi-robot perimeter patrolling is presented.



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