Developing a Low-Cost Robot Colony

  title={Developing a Low-Cost Robot Colony},
  author={Felix Duvallet and James Yetman University of Hong Kong and Eugene Marinelli and Kevin Y. Woo and Austin Buchan and Brian Coltin and Christopher Mar and Bradford Neuman},
Taking inspiration from nature, we have developed a colony of small, low-cost robots. We have created a robotic base which is inexpensive and utilizes simple sensors, yet has the capabilities required to form a colony. To overcome computational limitations, we have developed custom sensors and algorithms that enable the robots to communicate, localize relative to one another, and sense the environment around them. Using these noisy sensors and simple local rules, the Colony as a whole is able… CONTINUE READING