We designed a family of completely autonomous mobile robots with local intelligence.Each robot has a number of on-board sensors, including vision, and does not rely onglobal positioning systems The on-board embedded controller is sufficient to analyze severallow-resolution color images per second. This enables our robots to perform several complextasks such as navigation, map generation, or providing intelligent group behavior. Not beinglimited to playing the game of soccer and being completely autonomous, we are also looking ata number of other interesting scenarios. The robots can communicate with each other, e.g. forexchanging positions, information about objects or just the local states they are currently in (e.g.sharing their current objectives with other robots in the group). We are particularly interested inthe differences between a behavior-based approach versus a traditional control algorithm at thisstill very low level of action.
|Journal||International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|