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ly, the zippering process lets us take any partial maps produced by any robots and put them together, once a common location (colocation) between their trajectories has been identified (note that colocation is transitive). In order to determine these common locations, we developed an efficient algorithm that sequentially estimates the relative locations(More)
As technology advances, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are capable of more complex missions. Miniaturization results in a migration of capability from larger to smaller UAV platforms and in cost reduction. According to the DoDs Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap 2005-2030, military UAVs are now required to execute intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance,(More)
As part of the DARPA Software for Distributed Robotics Program, SRI International, Stanford University, the University of Washington, and ActivMedia Robotics are designing and implementing a computational framework for the coordination of large robot teams, consisting of at least 100 small, resource limited mobile robots (CentiBOTS), on an indoor(More)
<sc>Teambotica</sc> is a research environment for the exploration of theories, designs and implementations of team-based robotics. In developing <sc>Teambotica</sc>, we found that many of the simplifying assumptions that are often taken in both multiagent systems and behavior-based robotics had to be discarded. Central to our approach is a multilevel agent(More)
The Centibots were tested, by an independent evaluation team, in an artificial "search and rescue" scenario. The key was to evaluate how to control the robots, how to deploy them, and how effective they are in the mission. The focus of the project was not on making more robotic hardware but to focus on the large-scale aspect and on the control aspect of the(More)
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