Sjriek Alers

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Designing intelligent products, systems and related services require the designers to be able to integrate technology in their designs. Among other skills, programming is the key for the designers to prototype and experiment with the intelligent behaviors. However most of the design students do not have inherent affinity towards programming and electronics.(More)
1 Abstract— The focus of this paper is on situational awareness of airborne agents capable of 6D motion, in particular multi-rotor UAVs. We propose the fusion of 2D laser range finder, altitude, and attitude sensor data in order to perform simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) indoors. In contrast to other planar 2D laser range finder based SLAM(More)
StiCo is a Stigmergic Coverage approach, which is previously designed for dispersion of robots in a communication-limited environment. In contrast to the existing coverage approaches, StiCo does not rely on direct communication between robots, and does not require any data storage or computational power for the robots. The main building block of StiCo is(More)
We show the emergence of Swarm Intelligence in physical robots. We transfer an optimization algorithm which is based on bee-foraging behavior to a robotic swarm. In simulation this algorithm has already been shown to be more effective, scalable and adap-tive than algorithms inspired by ant foraging. In addition to this advantage, bee-inspired foraging does(More)
We present MITRO: Maastricht Intelligent Telepresence RObot, a custom-built robot system specifically designed for augmented telepresence with assisted control. Telepres-ence robots can be deployed in a wide range of application domains, and augmented presence with assisted control can greatly improve the experience for the user.
In this paper we summarize how the Swarmlab@Work team has won the 2013 world championship title in the RoboCup@Work league, which aims to facilitate the use of autonomous robots in industry. The various techniques that have been combined to win the competition come from different computer science domains, entailing learning, (simultaneous) localization and(More)