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Distributed tactical surveillance with ATVs
Author(s): John M. Dolan; Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu; Alvaro Soto; Pradeep K. Khosla
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Paper Abstract

In Carnegie Mellon University's CyberScout project, we are developing mobile robotic technologies that will extend the sphere of awareness and mobility of small military units while exploring issues of command and control, task decomposition, multi-agent collaboration, efficient perception algorithms, and sensor fusion. This paper describes our work on robotic all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), one of several platforms within CyberScout. We have retrofitted two Polaris ATVs as mobile robotic surveillance and reconnaissance platforms. We describe the computing, sensing, and actuation infrastructure of these platforms, their current capabilities, and future research and applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3693, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology, (22 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354448
Show Author Affiliations
John M. Dolan, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Alvaro Soto, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Pradeep K. Khosla, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3693:
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology
Grant R. Gerhart; Robert W. Gunderson; Chuck M. Shoemaker, Editor(s)

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