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We present the design of an autonomous underwater vehicle and a simulation system for AUVs as part of the initiative for establishing a new international competition for autonomous underwater vehicles, both physical and simulated. This paper describes the competition outline with sample tasks, as well as the construction of the AUV and the simulation(More)
Computer techniques have been widely investigated and employed in the design and manufacturing of engineering products in industries. Most commercial CAD/CAM software systems are focused on the mechanical, electronic, electrical and MEMS parts. However, computer techniques to support creation and fabrication of soft products recently have a strong need in(More)
We propose a novel approach for transferring evolved control systems from a simulated environment to a real robot. Multiple dynamic simulation systems are simultaneously employed to provide a valid range of simulation variance that can be exploited to generate robust controllers in a purely virtual environment. These controllers can then be directly(More)
We describe the hardware, software and sensor equipment for a fleet of mobile robots used for cooperative multi-robot navigation and mapping. This robot team was developed for the MAGIC 2010 Robotics Challenge and successfully made it through two down-selection processes to the finals, where it placed 4th. Our mobile robot design leverages off-the-shelf(More)
This article describes WAMbot, a multi-robot system designed to navigate, explore and map large-scale urban environments while performing visual object recognition. The system can be easily adapted and deployed into a variety of scenarios such as search and rescue or surveillance. The original WAMbot system was developed for the Multi Autonomous(More)