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Building an Aerial-Ground Robotics System for Precision Farming [article]

Alberto Pretto, Stéphanie Aravecchia, Wolfram Burgard, Nived Chebrolu, Christian Dornhege, Tillmann Falck, Freya Fleckenstein, Alessandra Fontenla, Marco Imperoli, Raghav Khanna, Frank Liebisch, Philipp Lottes (+16 others)
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We then introduce the navigation and mapping systems tailored to our robots in the agricultural environment, as well as the modules for collaborative mapping.  ...  We describe a real use case in which a UAV collaborates with a UGV to monitor the field and to perform selective spraying without human intervention.  ...  navigation, mapping and coordination, up to robot vision, multi-spectral data analysis, and phenotyping.  ... 
arXiv:1911.03098v2 fatcat:gcmmlqqzuvg4flxforwbinrtkq


2019 2019 4th International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (IPRIA)  
Deep Interpretation of Parkland Environment for Autonomous Landscaping Robot for the Green Smart City A Study on the Refractive Effect of Glass in Vision Systems A Memory-Based Collaborative Filtering  ...  Recommender System Using Social Ties Splicing localization in Tampered Blurred Images Epileptic Seizure Prediction Using Spectral Entropy-Based Features of EEG Automatic Weak Learner Selection for Pattern  ... 
doi:10.1109/pria.2019.8785061 fatcat:e43b5ycj2jfybk4ozrvqzhsk4a

Dynamic Self-organizing Leader-Follower Control in a Swarm Mobile Robots System under Limited Communication

Zhihua Qiao, Junzhe Zhang, Xiaoguang Qu, Jiandong Xiong
2020 IEEE Access  
When a swarm of mobile robots collaboratively explore an unknown environment with limited communication, such as communication delay or even message loss, it is necessary to adaptively re-group robots  ...  Then we use the Laplacian matrix to bipartition the graph repeatedly to optimize group partition. Simulation results validate the effectiveness of the proposed method.  ...  To overcome these issues, the employment of a set of collaborative mobile robots, also known as swarm robots, equipped with sensors and communication devices, can be used to improve the robustness and  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2980778 fatcat:4fnyf52jovc6joh4smpec5b3i4

Development of Volcano Early Warning System for Kelud Volcano

Maria Evita, Azka Zakiyyatuddin, Sensius Seno, Nina Siti Aminah, Wahyu Srigutomo, Irwan Meilano, Ari Setiawan, Herlan Darmawan, Imam Suyanto, Irzaman Irzaman, Mohammad Yasin, Perdinan Perdinan (+4 others)
2021 Journal of Engineering and Technological Sciences  
and temperature measurement, and mobile robot consists of the same sensor as in the node for both normal and emergency situations.  ...  The system could be used for 37 hours of full operation for 1 charging cycles of solar cell's charging process where suitable for dangerous environment application.  ...  Acknowledgement The authors would like thank Indonesian Collaboration Research (Riset Kolaborasi Indonesia) 2019-2020 from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Gajah Mada, Institut Pertanian Bogor and  ... 
doi:10.5614/j.eng.technol.sci.2021.53.2.2 fatcat:jpxry5h56rdkbg4b2cuurwvwfy

An Overview of Cooperative Robotics in Agriculture

Chris Lytridis, Vassilis G. Kaburlasos, Theodore Pachidis, Michalis Manios, Eleni Vrochidou, Theofanis Kalampokas, Stamatis Chatzistamatis
2021 Agronomy  
On the other hand, the use of cooperative teams of agricultural robots in farming tasks is not as widespread; yet, it is an emerging trend.  ...  Agricultural robotics has been a popular subject in recent years from an academic as well as a commercial point of view.  ...  The UGV then approached the marked regions to perform spectral analysis and collect samples. The robot team presented in [75] consisted of a single UAV and a single UGV.  ... 
doi:10.3390/agronomy11091818 fatcat:uyv3nraeofe6tk57ko4xzfgjei

Search and Rescue under the Forest Canopy using Multiple UAVs [article]

Yulun Tian, Katherine Liu, Kyel Ok, Loc Tran, Danette Allen, Nicholas Roy, Jonathan P. How
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We present a multi-robot system for GPS-denied search and rescue under the forest canopy.  ...  When communication is available, each UAV transmits compressed tree-based submaps to a central ground station for collaborative simultaneous localization and mapping (CSLAM).  ...  Related Work Multi-Robot Mapping and Exploration Multi-robot localization and mapping has been an active field of research.  ... 
arXiv:1908.10541v2 fatcat:4zgyly4zbffuvlrofhukg673si

Strategies for Deploying a Sensor Network to Explore Planetary Lava Tubes

Himangshu Kalita, Jekan Thangavelautham
2021 Sensors  
The SphereX robots would operate autonomously and perform science tasks, such as getting inside the pit entrance, obtaining high-resolution images, and generating 3D maps of the environment.  ...  This direct line-of-sight connection link can be used for multi-hop communication and wireless power transfer to sustain the exploration mission for longer durations and even lay a foundation for future  ...  Framework for multi-robot mapping used to generate a master map of the cave, using local maps generated by each robot.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21186203 pmid:34577410 fatcat:uihcgb7duzarbgiyfxf5si5fum

Design of an Infrared Imaging System for Robotic Inspection of Gas Leaks in Industrial Environments

Ramon Barber, Miguel A. Rodriguez-Conejo, Juan Melendez, Santiago Garrido
2015 International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems  
The inspection system uses an uncooled microbolometer detector, operating over a wide spectral bandwidth, that features both low size and low power consumption.  ...  The exploration system is based on the technique of Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) that makes it possible to locate the gas leak in the map.  ...  Figure 12 shows the robot in the operating environment using the slam module to locate the robot and the gas leak in the map.  ... 
doi:10.5772/60058 fatcat:5xshl7brvfe57a7qkqf5rbqy3m

A navigation system for robots operating in crowded urban environments

Rainer Kummerle, Michael Ruhnke, Bastian Steder, Cyrill Stachniss, Wolfram Burgard
2013 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation  
We describe different components including a SLAM system for dealing which huge maps of city centers, a planning approach for inferring feasible paths taking also into account the traversability and type  ...  Over the past years, there has been a tremendous progress in the area of robot navigation.  ...  ., the graph connecting local maps.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icra.2013.6631026 dblp:conf/icra/KummerleRSSB13 fatcat:ykp4mjbuyncvjdxrzikxyqporm

Exploration and Mapping with Groups of Robots: Recent Trends

Alberto Quattrini Li
2020 Current Robotics Reports  
Purpose of Review Multi-robot exploration-i.e., the problem of mapping unknown features of an environment-is fundamental in many tasks, including search and rescue, planetary exploration, and environmental  ...  opportunities for exciting research, including but not limited to generalized frameworks that bridge the gap between theory and practice, learningbased approaches, and robustness to failure and attacks, so that robots  ...  [66] , studies frontier-based approach on graphs for a single robot considering practically used optimality criteria-i.e., information gain and distance; an analysis of multi-robot exploration while  ... 
doi:10.1007/s43154-020-00030-5 fatcat:ryasgbxoyfgtvehhzbfnespeie

Table of Contents

2021 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters  
Berenson 1184 Robust Classification of Grasped Objects in Intuitive Human-Robot Collaboration Using a Wearable Force-Myography Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  ...  Yang 1942 Living Object Grasping Using Two-Stage Graph Reinforcement Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z. Hu, Y. Zheng, and J.  ... 
doi:10.1109/lra.2021.3072707 fatcat:qyphyzqxfrgg7dxdol4qamrdqu

Experience in System Design for Human-Robot Teaming in Urban Search and Rescue [chapter]

G. J. M. Kruijff, M. Janíček, S. Keshavdas, B. Larochelle, H. Zender, N. J. J. M. Smets, T. Mioch, M. A. Neerincx, J. V. Diggelen, F. Colas, M. Liu, F. Pomerleau (+19 others)
2013 Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics  
The human-robot team jointly explores an accident site, communicating using a multi-modal team interface, and spoken dialogue.  ...  This system has been developed in close cooperation with several rescue organizations, and has been deployed in a real-life tunnel accident use case.  ...  Finally, we use map information to perform terrain analysis for traversability, particularly negative obstacle and gap detection.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-40686-7_8 fatcat:pwaub3fjvnc37efclyoisvewju

Spectral Clustering and Its Application in Machine Failure Prognosis [chapter]

Weihua Li, Yan Chen, Wen Liu, Jay Lee
2012 New Frontiers in Graph Theory  
Spectral clustering is a graph-theory-based manifold learning method, which can be used to dissect the graph and get the clusters for exploratory data analysis.  ...  In Ypma's study, different learning methods, such as Independent Component Analysis, Self Organising Map, and Hidden Markov Models, were applied in fault feature extraction, novelty detection and dynamic  ...  Nowadays, graph theory is an important analysis tool in mathematics and computer science.  ... 
doi:10.5772/35970 fatcat:46woaljjbbgptja55qolfi4ycq

Where am I? Creating spatial awareness in unmanned ground robots using SLAM: A survey

2015 Sadhana (Bangalore)  
SLAM is the process of creating a map of the environment, sometimes unknown apriori, while at the same time localizing the robot in the same map.  ...  This paper presents a survey of Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) algorithms for unmanned ground robots.  ...  Olson (2008) presented a method based on spectral clustering for outlier rejection during graph formulation.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12046-015-0402-6 fatcat:33hu7lxwsja2fdjepsdxjczd54

Communication network challenges for collaborative vehicles

Hua Chen, Pedram Hovareshti, John S. Baras
2011 2011 Conference Record of the Forty Fifth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (ASILOMAR)  
Networked systems of autonomous mobile agents have emerged in a variety of applications such as collaborative robotics, unmanned aerial/ground vehicles, mobile sensor networks and disaster relief operations  ...  Another interesting application is cooperative graph based model predictive search [29] , in which a team of autonomous agents searches for a mobile target.  ...  Reference [34] provides an implementation of an AODV-based protocol for a multi-robot system. The major shortcoming of the mentioned works is the lack of quantitative performance analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1109/acssc.2011.6190262 dblp:conf/acssc/ChenHB11 fatcat:l2a77sdqsjh2xpjx4kjmxkptuy
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