Air-ground multi-agent robot team coordination

Abstract

In an indoor search and rescue mission, the two main tasks are detecting the location of survivors or broken equipments and recovering them from a building full of danger. For the outdoor robots, they can use GPS to get the path information. But in a GPS-denied environment, the robots cannot get the support from satellites. We design an air-ground robot team to provide a solution to this problem. It consists of a micro aerial vehicle with a vertical camera and a horizontal camera, and two micro ground vehicle with an ultrasonic sensor and a colour sensor. Experimental results are presented demonstrating this air-ground robot team's ability to operate successfully in indoor environments.

DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2011.5980582

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@article{Luo2011AirgroundMR, title={Air-ground multi-agent robot team coordination}, author={Cai Luo and Andre Possani Espinosa and Alessandro De Gloria and Roberto Sgherri}, journal={2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation}, year={2011}, pages={6588-6591} }