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Review of multi-robot taxonomy, trends, and applications for defense and space
Author(s): Nathan P. Lucas; Abhilash K. Pandya; R. Darin Ellis
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Paper Abstract

Multi-robot systems may be capable of performing a wide variety of distributed, hazardous, and complex tasks that are difficult or impossible for independent robots. Despite significant research accomplishments and potential benefits for defense, space, and other application areas, much of the technology is still in early development. This paper reviews influential taxonomy and trends in multi-robotics. A condensed model of multi-robot interaction is presented. Potential near-term defense and space applications are categorized into two mission types: distributed and complex. Conclusions are drawn concerning research opportunities toward multi-robot systems for the defense and space domains.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8387, Unmanned Systems Technology XIV, 83871N (25 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919567
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Nathan P. Lucas, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Abhilash K. Pandya, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
R. Darin Ellis, Wayne State 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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