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An initial evaluation of approaches to building entry for large robot teams

Zheng Ma, Peiju Lee, Ying Xu, Mike Lewis, Paul Scerri
2009 2009 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security & Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2009)  
Teams of robots for search and rescue in dangerous building environments are emerging as a potential approach to reducing risk to rescuers and improving rescue rate.  ...  However, one aspect of the use of such teams that is often overlooked is the initial entry of the robots into the building.  ...  In this paper, we present four promising approaches to clearing the initial congestion faced by a team of robots when first entering a building.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ssrr.2009.5424162 fatcat:xftm2yg735gnno34dkpyv25hra

RoboCup Rescue Robot and Simulation Leagues

H. Levent Akin, Nobuhiro Ito, Adam Jacoff, Alexander Kleiner, Johannes Pellenz, Arnoud Visser
2012 The AI Magazine  
This article provides an overview of these competitions and highlights the state of the art and the lessons learned.  ...  The experience gained during these competitions has increased the maturity level of the field, which allowed deploying robots after real disasters (for example, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster).  ...  In this way, the teams can test their approach prior to the competition, hence providing a lower barrier of entry for new teams.  ... 
doi:10.1609/aimag.v34i1.2458 fatcat:nzzc72lnofhzdllldfldlnl2ry

The Role of Competitive Robotics in Providing Context to Classroom Learning and Technical Skill Development in School Age Students—A Survey of Current Avenues, Assessment, and Path Forward with Systematic Implementation

Rajeev Dwivedi, Arpan Kumar, Bharathy Babu, Nipun Grandhi, Rishi Meka, Varun Ahuja
2021 Education Sciences  
A path for standardizing competitive robotics within the framework of the World Robotics League is found to be an effective tool to train the students.  ...  A description of the World Robotics League framework and initial findings are reported.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/educsci11040167 fatcat:p7a4tyist5dojflqcsp3b63nue

Distributed Multirobot Exploration and Mapping

D. Fox, J. Ko, K. Konolige, B. Limketkai, D. Schulz, B. Stewart
2006 Proceedings of the IEEE  
An outside evaluation team found the system to be highly efficient and robust.  ...  Efficient exploration of unknown environments is a fundamental problem in mobile robotics. In this paper we present an approach to distributed multi-robot mapping and exploration.  ...  We would also like to thank the evaluation team, Erik Krotkov and Douglas Hackett, for their extraordinary efforts in designing and running the demonstration. Other members of the CentiBots team (C.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2006.876927 fatcat:cyybxf2za5falnj62yosl5cv4i

Educational features of robot contests: the RoboCup-98 survey

Igor M. Verner, Shlomo Waks
2000 Advanced Robotics  
Typical features of entry-, junior-and advanced-level robot contests are presented. The RoboCup educational survey method is considered.  ...  New initiatives directly related to education are derived.  ...  ENTRY-, JUNIOR-AND ADVANCED-LEVEL ROBOT CONTESTS A national US competition called FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology ) presents an example of an entry-level robot contest,  ... 
doi:10.1163/156855300741447 fatcat:3x5shhokgjdhbhukaq5a6ib5mi

Implementation of a routing protocol for ad hoc networks in search and rescue robotics

Filipe Araujo, Jose Santos, Rui P. Rocha
2014 2014 IFIP Wireless Days (WD)  
As robotics evolves, we expect to see increasing numbers of search and rescue teams (SARTs) of humans and autonomous mobile robots, especially in hazardous scenarios.  ...  To respond to these requirements, we propose a routing protocol, called CHOPIN, that defines a tree rooted at the CC, while also allowing flooding within teams of nodes.  ...  On the other hand, agents, either human or robotic, must coordinate and have access to large bandwidth communication within their teams, to move in coordination and to build maps of their surroundings.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wd.2014.7020821 dblp:conf/wd/AraujoSR14 fatcat:24ceztf4hjbr5f6rkzalr6px7m

RoboCup Rescue Simulation Innovation Strategy [chapter]

Arnoud Visser, Nobuhiro Ito, Alexander Kleiner
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper provides an overview on the current state-of-the-art in the league and developments and innovations planned for the future.  ...  The main goal of the infrastructure competition is to increase every year the challenge and to drive the innovation of the league, while the agent and virtual robot competition are focused on developing  ...  The competition was initiated to show that the robotics community could contribute with a social relevant application.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-18615-3_54 fatcat:gobmskcsivg4radridm5dujpr4

Human-Robot Interaction Design: Understanding User Needs and Requirements

Julie A. Adams
2005 Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting  
Goal-Directed Task Analysis is being applied to assessing the needs and requirements for developing novel techniques and tools to permit a small number of humans to supervise large robotic teams.  ...  The resulting Goal-Decision-SA structure will be employed to develop potential human-robot interaction designs for further qualitative and qualitative evaluation.  ...  It is not uncommon to see information written on the ground at the entry of a building.  ... 
doi:10.1177/154193120504900349 fatcat:o5z5t34hmfgi7jrqise5y642ge

Exploration Strategies of Coordinated Multi-Robot System: A Comparative Study

Ayman. El shenawy, Khalil. Mohamed, Hany. M. Harb
2018 IAES International Journal of Robotics and Automation  
In this paper the coordination of Multi Robot Systems in the exploration process is surveyed, and the performance of different Multi Robot Systems exploration strategies is contrasted and analyzed for  ...  The exploration process performance depends on the coordination strategy between the robots participating in the team.  ...  Output: an arrangement of robots frontiers Build the map with the frontiers and the laser data. Evaluate the labels m of frontier . Compute the cost for each robot to reach frontier .  ... 
doi:10.11591/ijra.v7i1.pp48-58 fatcat:ad32pxp5ufbhlerhwsb4asruuy

RoboCup Rescue Robot League [chapter]

Johannes Pellenz, Adam Jacoff, Tetsuya Kimura, Ehsan Mihankhah, Raymond Sheh, Jackrit Suthakorn
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The RoboCup Rescue Robot League (RRL) aims to foster the development of rescue robots that can be used after disasters such as earthquakes.  ...  The experience gained during these competitions has increased the level of maturity of the field, which allowed to deploy robots after real disasters, e.g. at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.  ...  This is not easy to determine, since in an indoor building classical localization approaches such as GPS do not work.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-18615-3_55 fatcat:klqphuokr5dm3glpfaogpbijbq

The Open Academic Robot Kit: Lowering the barrier of entry for research into response robotics

Raymond Sheh, Haldun Komsuoglu, Adam Jacoff
2014 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (2014)  
The Open Academic Robot Kit seeks to foster a similar community around open hardware designs for flexible, customised, low cost academic and research robots.  ...  This has allowed those who have little experience or academic interest in areas like software engineering, communications or artificial intelligence, to make use of others' contributions and build on them  ...  The focus of this paper is on an overall initiative that builds a community of different robot designs, rather than a single robot.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ssrr.2014.7017663 dblp:conf/ssrr/ShehKJ14 fatcat:2panbnrbnrfxrcigic2uvqr7mi

Mixed-initiative control for remote characterization of hazardous environments

D.J. Bruemmer, J.L. Marble, D.D. Dudenhoeffer, M. Anderson, M.D. McKay
2003 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the  
In 2001, the INEEL successfully deployed a teleoperated robotic system coupled with a Gamma Locating and Isotopic Identification Device (RGL&IID) to characterize an area that had been closed to human entry  ...  However, the DOE roadmap for Robotics and Intelligent Machines states that 'usability' may well prove to be the most challenging and yet crucial component of robotic systems for remote characterization  ...  The RGL&IID was compared to the following baseline activities: the initial RCT entry, an entry to collect video, and a final entry to collect sample information.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2003.1174289 dblp:conf/hicss/BruemmerMDAM03 fatcat:dwp4zoc2a5a7nkdfwgk374y43a

Introduction to the special issue on the science behind embodied AI : The robots of the AAAI competition and exhibition

Paul E. Rybski, William D. Smart
2007 Autonomous Robots  
In both categories of events, the robots are expected to operate in an environment that is largely unknown until the researchers arrive.  ...  The second is the exhibition which is an open-ended venue that is set up to allow researchers to demonstrate interesting scientific endeavors to the AI community at large.  ...  s paper, "Using a Hand-Drawn Sketch to Control a Team of Robots", also described an experiment that was performed during the exhibition at AAAI 2005.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10514-007-9025-z fatcat:uymz4p454vfbxhnbsgjgfb3b3q

Research relevance of mobile robot competitions

T. Braunl
1999 IEEE robotics & automation magazine  
We highlight scope, rules, robot designs and robot evolution over the years for the Micromouse Contest, AAAI Mobile Robot Competition and RoboCup Robot Soccer and discuss their contributions to mobile  ...  A number of international competitions for mobile robots have been created and conducted over the last 20 years. This article discusses three of the arguably most prominent event series.  ...  In addition, the large field size of up to 10m × 7m makes it hard for many teams to find appropriate practice/lab space.  ... 
doi:10.1109/100.813825 fatcat:ufa72tkruneltjndom42ll2az4

Mission specification and control for unmanned aerial and ground vehicles for indoor target discovery and tracking

Patrick D. Ulam, Zsolt Kira, Ronald C. Arkin, Thomas R. Collins, Michael A. Kolodny
2010 Ground/Air Multi-Sensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR  
We outline the tools and techniques necessary for an operator to specify, execute, and monitor such missions.  ...  The mission specification framework used for the purposes of intelligence gathering during mission execution are first demonstrated in simulations involving a team of a single autonomous rotorcraft and  ...  Figure 6 depicts the initial configuration of the robots in the scenario. The team of three UGVs initially waits at a partially open garage leading to the building interior.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.849842 fatcat:uf3xhuncmbgehji2howkbhbply
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