Development of a miniature robot for swarm robotic application

Arvin, Farshad, Samsudin, Khairulmizam and Ramli, Abdul Rahman (2009) Development of a miniature robot for swarm robotic application. International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering, 1 (4). pp. 436-442. ISSN 1793-8163

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Biological swarm is a fascinating behavior of nature that has been successfully applied to solve human problem especially for robotics application. The high economical cost and large area required to execute swarm robotics scenarios does not permit experimentation with real robot. Model and simulation of the mass number of these robots are extremely complex and often inaccurate. This paper describes the design decision and presents the development of an autonomous miniature mobile-robot (AMiR) for swarm robotics research and education. The large number of robot in these systems allows designing an individual AMiR unit with simple perception and mobile abilities. Hence a large number of robots can be easily and economically feasible to be replicated. AMiR has been designed as a complete platform with supporting software development tools for robotics education and researches in the Department of Computer and Communication Systems Engineering, UPM. The experimental results demonstrate the feasibility of using this robot to implement swarm robotic applications.

Keywords:Swarm Robotics, Autonomous robots
Subjects:H Engineering > H671 Robotics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:5797
Deposited On:07 Jun 2012 11:17

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