Human Detection by Tartan Swarm

Daniel M. Vogel, Alexander L. Gutierrez, Christopher C. Atwood, Wayne K. Chan, and Animesh S. Kejriwal

Tartan Swarm was an autonomous, multi-robot entry in the 2002 Mobile Robot Urban Search and Rescue Competition. The robots were designed to be low-cost, adaptable, and disposable. Emphasis was given to human detection techniques, The design did not feature localization or mapping capability. In the competition, the robots may have detected bodies, but were unable to report location or success.


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