The framework for the operation and coordination of multiple miniature robots is discussed. The software architecture allows distributed communication to an arbitrary number of robots by telephones and autonomous control clients. The robotic system operates in a semiautonomous manner for reconnaissance and surveillance applications.
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This material is based upon work supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Microsystems Technology Office (Distributed Robotics), ARPA Order G155, Program Code 8H20, issued by DARPA/CMD under Contract MDA972-98-C-0008. This work has also been supported in part by the Microsoft Corporation and the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL).
- Distributed software architecture
- Mobile robots
- Multiple robots
- Resource allocation