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Multiagent cooperative systems applied to precision applications
Author(s): Mark D. McKay; Matthew O. Anderson; Robert W. Gunderson; Nicholas S. Flann; Ben A. Abbott
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Paper Abstract

Regulatory agencies are imposing limits and constraints to protect the operator and/or the environment. While generally necessary, these controls also tend to increase cost and decrease efficiency and productivity. Intelligent computer systems can be made to perform these hazardous tasks with greater efficiency and precision without danger to the operators. The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory and the Center for Self-Organizing and Intelligent Systems at Utah State University have developed a series of autonomous all-terrain multi-agent systems capable of performing automated tasks within hazardous environments. This pare discusses the development and application of cooperative small-scale and large-scale robots for use in various activities associated with radiologically contaminated areas, prescription farming, and unexploded ordinances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3366, Robotic and Semi-Robotic Ground Vehicle Technology, (12 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317540
Show Author Affiliations
Mark D. McKay, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab. (United States)
Matthew O. Anderson, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab. (United States)
Robert W. Gunderson, Utah State Univ. (United States)
Nicholas S. Flann, Utah State Univ. (United States)
Ben A. Abbott, Utah State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3366:
Robotic and Semi-Robotic Ground Vehicle Technology
Grant R. Gerhart; Ben A. Abbott, Editor(s)

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