AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fifth International FLAIRS Conference

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R-One Swarm Robot: Developing the Accelerometer and Gyroscope
Ebrima Jobe, James McLurkin, Chutima Boonthum-Denecke

Last modified: 2012-05-16

Abstract


Mobile robots are becoming more relevant and an essential part of our everyday lives. They are increasingly taking their place in service-oriented applications including domestic and entertainment roles. They are beginning to open up many potential opportunities, but they still come with challenges in terms of their limited sensing capability and accuracy. In this project, we addressed these fundamental problems with mobile robotics and demonstrate our approach to each of the problems with a mobile robot equipped with low-cost and low-end devices. The r-one swarm robot is a low-cost multi-robot systems platform that is advanced enough for multi-robot research, robust enough for undergraduate and graduate education and cheap enough for K-12 outreach. As robots become more and more useful, multiple robots working together on a single task will become commonplace. Many of the most useful applications of robots are particularly well-suited to this “swarm” approach. Groups of robots can perform these tasks more efficiently, and can perform them in fundamentally different ways than robots working individually. However, swarms of robots are difficult to program and coordinate.

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