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Reconnaissance and Autonomy for Small Robots (RASR) team: MAGIC 2010 challenge
Author(s): Alberto Lacaze; Karl Murphy; Mark Del Giorno; Katrina Corley
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Paper Abstract

The Reconnaissance and Autonomy for Small Robots (RASR) team developed a system for the coordination of groups of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) that can execute a variety of military relevant missions in dynamic urban environments. Historically, UGV operations have been primarily performed via tele-operation, requiring at least one dedicated operator per robot, and requiring substantial real-time bandwidth to accomplish those missions. Our team goal was to develop a system that can provide long-term value to the war-fighter, utilizing MAGIC-2010 as a stepping stone. To that end, we self-imposed a set of constraints that would force us to develop technology that could readily be used by the military in the near term: • Use a relevant (deployed) platform • Use low-cost, reliable sensors • Develop an expandable and modular control system with innovative software algorithms to minimize the computing footprint required • Minimize required communications bandwidth and handle communication losses • Minimize additional power requirements to maximize battery life and mission duration

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8387, Unmanned Systems Technology XIV, 838704 (15 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918705
Show Author Affiliations
Alberto Lacaze, Robotic Research, LLC (United States)
Karl Murphy, Robotic Research, LLC (United States)
Mark Del Giorno, Del Services, LLC (United States)
Katrina Corley, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8387:
Unmanned Systems Technology XIV
Robert E. Karlsen; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker; Grant R. Gerhart, Editor(s)

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