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Autonomous Robots

Autonomous Robots OnlineFirst articles

07.03.2018 Open Access

Model predictive cooperative localization control of multiple UAVs using potential function sensor constraints

A workflow to create sensor constraint based potential functions for the control of cooperative localization scenarios with mobile robots

The global localization of multiple mobile robots can be achieved cost efficiently by localizing one robot globally and the others in relation to it using local sensor data. However, the drawback of this cooperative localization is the requirement …


Dynamic teams of robots as ad hoc distributed computers: reducing the complexity of multi-robot motion planning via subspace selection

We solve the multi-robot path planning problem using three complimentary techniques: (1) robots that must coordinate to avoid collisions form temporary dynamic teams. (2) Robots in each dynamic team become a distributed computer by pooling their …


Bound to help: cooperative manipulation of objects via compliant, unactuated tails

We examine the problem of moving multiple objects to goal locations by a coordinated team of mobile robots. Each robot is equipped with an unactuated, compliant chain attached as an appendage that we call its tail. Each of our robots tow objects …


Distributed inference-based multi-robot exploration

This work proposes a technique for distributed multi-robot exploration that leverages novel methods of map inference. The inference technique uses observed map structure to infer unobserved map features. The team then coordinates to explore both …


Information-sharing and decision-making in networks of radiation detectors

A network of sensors observes a time-inhomo-geneous Poisson signal and within a fixed time interval has to decide between two hypotheses regarding the signal’s intensity. The paper reveals an interplay between network topology, essentially …

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Autonomous Robots reports on the theory and applications of robotic systems capable of some degree of self-sufficiency. It features papers that include performance data on actual robots in the real world. Coverage includes: control of autonomous robots · real-time vision · autonomous wheeled and tracked vehicles · legged vehicles · computational architectures for autonomous systems · distributed architectures for learning, control and adaptation · studies of autonomous robot systems · sensor fusion · theory of autonomous systems · terrain mapping and recognition · self-calibration and self-repair for robots · self-reproducing intelligent structures · genetic algorithms as models for robot development.

The focus is on the ability to move and be self-sufficient, not on whether the system is an imitation of biology. Of course, biological models for robotic systems are of major interest to the journal since living systems are prototypes for autonomous behavior.

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