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Fractionated multirobotics: a hierarchical approach
Author(s): Gregory Konesky
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Paper Abstract

Multi-robotics places a potentially large number of independent robotic agents in a given situation where they may interact cooperatively toward a common task. However, by having each of these robotic agents essentially identical, the overall scope of their mission is limited. By fractionating their capabilities with varying degrees of specialization in a hierarchical fashion, the mission capability can be greatly expanded. Test prototype examples are discussed of a large carrier robotic vehicle containing several smaller specialized robotic vehicles, all teleoperated, which can interact cooperatively, both sequentially and in parallel toward a common task.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7692, Unmanned Systems Technology XII, 76921D (8 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849955
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Gregory Konesky, K-Plasma, Ltd. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7692:
Unmanned Systems Technology XII
Grant R. Gerhart; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker, Editor(s)

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