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Navarro-Serment, L.E. ; Electr. & Comput. Eng., Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, USA ; Grabowski, R. ; Paredis, C.J.J. ; Khosla, P.K.

Concerns the development of a framework and algorithms for a distributed heterogeneous robot team. Team members exchange sensor information, collaborate to track and identify targets, or even assist each other to scale obstacles. As for sensing, by coordinating its members a team can exploit information derived from multiple disparate viewpoints. A single robot, even though equipped with a large array of different sensing modalities, is limited at any one time to a single viewpoint, but a team of robots can simultaneously collect information from multiple locations. This article describes the design and construction of a team of 7 × 7 × 7-cm robots called "millibots". We show how the team can exploit collaboration to perform missions such as mapping, exploration, surveillance, and eventually support rescue operations.

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Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 4 )