Cooperative Mobile Robotics with Self-supported Energy: An Approach to Sociable Robots

Project Details


In the project, we aim to research and implement a large population of mobile robots cooperating in a common mission of energy contribution. Overall energy of small group will be automatically supported by other group or random individual, depending on distance and statistic capacity. In order to do this, mobile robots will be constructed by different functionality modules for obstacle avoidance, self-localization, physical contact and communication. To create cooperating behavior among mobile robots, robots all are equipped with fused different sensors and wireless communication. But cooperative motion planning among mobile robots for specific tasks will be carried out through ad hoc network of wireless communication. Self-localization of individual robot is particularly specialized in determined environment through positioning sensors. The time scheduling mechanism may be generated to control whole behavior of robots. The main objective of the project is to address practical proposition of self-supported energy for a population of mobile robots. However, the project can be easily extended in too many dimension. Some of offspring generation, robot rescue, train of mobile robots for moving on rough environment will be expected to explore other capacities of existing mobile robots. A simulator of overall system is supplemented in order to virtually control and illustrate the modeling, that is very useful for Internet users. Mobile observer, for example using PDA should be considered.
Effective start/end date01/10/200430/09/2007


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