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Assembly of a Large Modular Optical Telescope (ALMOST)

David W. Miller, Swati Mohan, Jason Budinoff, Jacobus M. Oschmann, Jr., Mattheus W. M. de Graauw, Howard A. MacEwen
2008 Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter  
Therefore, the objective of the ALMOST program is to develop a methodology for hardware-in-the-loop assessment of in-space robotic assembly of a telescope under micro-gravity conditions in a more cost-effective  ...  The approach uses SPHERES, currently operating inside ISS, to demonstrate inspace robotic assembly of a telescope that will phase its primary mirror to optical tolerances to compensate for assembly misalignment  ...  The SWARM program (Self-assembling Wireless Autonomous Reconfigurable Modules) is a ground testbed for the developing and maturing control algorithms for autonomous assembly.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.788566 fatcat:j7pnx3w7srfm7ciniwwago7l2u

Stanford Testbed of Autonomous Rotorcraft for Multi-Agent Control

Gabriel M. Hoffmann, Steven L. Waslander, Michael P. Vitus, Haomiao Huang, Jeremy Gillula, Vijay Pradeep, Claire J. Tomlin
2009 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
The Stanford Testbed of Autonomous Rotorcraft for Multi-Agent Control, a fleet of quadrotor helicopters, has been developed as a testbed for novel algorithms that enable autonomous operation of aerial  ...  This article briefly describes the algorithms presented and provides references for a more in-depth formulation, and the accompanying movie shows the demonstration of the algorithms on the testbed.  ...  Currently comprised of six quadrotor helicopters, STARMAC has been developed as an easy-to-use and reconfigurable proving ground for novel algorithms for multi-agent applications.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2009.5354306 dblp:conf/iros/HoffmannWVHGPT09 fatcat:kxsu5pk4fjcdln3hjniww5ggfq

The CAT Vehicle Testbed: A Simulator with Hardware in the Loop for Autonomous Vehicle Applications

Rahul Kumar Bhadani, Jonathan Sprinkle, Matthew Bunting
2018 Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science  
This paper presents the CAT Vehicle (Cognitive and Autonomous Test Vehicle) Testbed: a research testbed comprised of a distributed simulation-based autonomous vehicle, with straightforward transition to  ...  The CAT Vehicle Testbed offers such a testbed that can mimic dynamics of a real vehicle in simulation and then seamlessly transition to reproduction of use cases with hardware.  ...  Munjal and a former PhD student Sean Whitsitt.  ... 
doi:10.4204/eptcs.269.4 fatcat:43xvwirgwncora5xva2w4yn72a

Robotic automation for space: planetary surface exploration, terrain-adaptive mobility, and multirobot cooperative tasks

Paul S. Schenker, Terrance L. Huntsberger, Paolo Pirjanian, Eric T. Baumgartner, Hrand Aghazarian, Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, Patrick C. Leger, Yang Cheng, Paul G. Backes, Edward Tunstel, Steven Dubowsky, Karl D. Iagnemma (+3 others)
2001 Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XX: Algorithms, Techniques, and Active Vision  
During the last decade, there has been significant progress toward a supervised autonomous robotic capability for remotely controlled scientific exploration of planetary surfaces.  ...  Results of our work include prototypes for landed manipulators, long-ranging science rovers, sampling/sample return mobility systems, and more recently, terrain-adaptive reconfigurable/modular robots and  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.444181 fatcat:dbkf6ktarbbwlpacjjvagimqbe

Towards a Cooperative Robotic Platooning Testbed

Enio Vasconcelos Filho, Nuno Guedes, Bruno Vieira, Miguel Mestre, Ricardo Severino, Bruno Goncalves, Anis Koubaa, Eduardo Tovar
2020 2020 IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC)  
This work presents the development of a 1/10 scale Cooperative Platooning Robotic Testbed with such aim.  ...  This work presents the development of a 1/10 scale Cooperative Platooning Robotic Testbed with such aim.  ...  ROBOTIC TESTBED: VEHICLE STRUCTURE Each vehicle of our testbed is based on the F1tenth vehicle architecture [22] , an open-source autonomous cyber-physical platform, with some additional sensors.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icarsc49921.2020.9096132 dblp:conf/icarsc/FilhoGVMSGKT20 fatcat:4hbjg2qlungdnozoweyiddleqa

Multi-robot Cooperation in Space: A Survey

Jürgen Leitner
2009 2009 Advanced Technologies for Enhanced Quality of Life  
It starts by examining definitions of, and some of the fields of research, in multi-robot systems. An overview of space applications with multiple robots and cooperating multiple robots is presented.  ...  This paper reviews the literature related to multi-robot research with a focus on space applications.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Part of this paper was done during a 3 months research stay at the Intelligent Space Systems Laboratory of the University of Tokyo, Japan sponsored by an EU grant via the SpaceMaster Global  ... 
doi:10.1109/at-equal.2009.37 fatcat:6af7gjby75e75jlaifwvcubtxu

A cost-effective and open mobile sensor platform for networked surveillance

Gang Li, Jianhao Du, Chun Zhu, Weihua Sheng, Oliver E. Drummond
2011 Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2011  
In this paper, a compact, low-cost and open mobile sensor platform consisting of multiple ASCCbots for networked surveillance is presented.  ...  The results from the experiments prove that the proposed platform is a promising tool for networked surveillance research and practice.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This project is supported by the DoD ARO DURIP grant 55628-CS-RIP and the DEPSCoR grant W911NF-10-1-0015.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.895520 fatcat:mmreomuj5vdyzbcq2sutgxck3u

A Novel Paradigm for Underwater Monitoring Using Mobile Sensor Networks

Anja Babić, Ivan Lončar, Barbara Arbanas, Goran Vasiljević, Tamara Petrović, Stjepan Bogdan, Nikola Mišković
2020 Sensors  
The swarm serves as an underwater mobile sensor network for exploration and monitoring of large areas.  ...  The motion capabilities of the robots and the reconfigurability of the swarm are exploited to collect data and verify suspected anomalies, or detect potential sensor faults among the swarm agents.  ...  This enables autonomous reconfiguration of the sensor network during mission execution either by utilising currents for drifting or using Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) as aids for relocation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20164615 pmid:32824460 pmcid:PMC7472173 fatcat:risabgkuaja7dctayafpx5olge

Adaptive teams of autonomous aerial and ground robots for situational awareness

M. Ani Hsieh, Anthony Cowley, James F. Keller, Luiz Chaimowicz, Ben Grocholsky, Vijay Kumar, Camillo J. Taylor, Yoichiro Endo, Ronald C. Arkin, Boyoon Jung, Denis F. Wolf, Gaurav S. Sukhatme (+1 others)
2007 Journal of Field Robotics  
A team of ground robots constructs a radio signal strength map that is used as an aid for planning missions.  ...  Finally, the team of aerial and ground robots is able to monitor a small village, and search for and localize human targets by the color of the uniform, while ensuring that the information from the team  ...  A special thanks to Mike Barnes and Irv (Rod) Rodriguez and their colleagues at the Soldier Battle Lab for their support at Ft. Benning.  ... 
doi:10.1002/rob.20222 fatcat:tnf2t5su7nfrjhhsptuq6gidpe

An Intelligent, Free-Flying Robot

G. J. Reuter, C. W. Hess, D. E. Rhoades, L. W. McFadin, K. J. Healey, J. D. Erickson, Wun C. Chiou, Sr.
1988 Space Station Automation IV  
The ground-based demonstration of EVA Retriever, a voice-supervised, intelligent, free-flying  ...  Some of these efforts include the developments of HILARE [8], the FMC Autonomous Vehicle [9], the Autonomous Land Vehicle (ALV) [10], the various CMU mobile robots [7], and the Ground Surveillance  ...  A more general and complete discussion of autonomous vehicle history and technical issues has been given by Harmon [12].  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.949055 fatcat:ruzozaijfngbvpkcxtpp4lohky

Validation of Safety Necessities for a Safety-Bag Component in Experimental Autonomous Vehicles

Crubille Paul, Lussier Benjamin, Schon Walter, Manel Brini
2018 2018 14th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC)  
We also present the validation of two safety necessities through fault injection experiments with a robotized Fluence vehicle and a vehicle in the loop testbed.  ...  In our work, we present and we apply two methods for risk analysis (FMEA and HazOp-UML) to design these safety necessities in the case of experimental autonomous vehicles.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was carried out and funded under the EQUIPEX ROBOTEX.  ... 
doi:10.1109/edcc.2018.00017 dblp:conf/edcc/CrubilleLSM18 fatcat:e5lyffeikjahdhlgguqgq566n4

Interoperability Among Unmanned Maritime Vehicles: Review and First In-field Experimentation

Riccardo Costanzi, Davide Fenucci, Vincenzo Manzari, Michele Micheli, Luca Morlando, Daniele Terracciano, Andrea Caiti, Mirko Stifani, Alessandra Tesei
2020 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
Unmanned Maritime Vehicles (UMVs) are increasingly demonstrating their potential for improving existing naval capabilities due to their rapid deployability, easy scalability, and high reconfigurability  ...  A perspective for the interoperability in marine robotics missions emerges in the paper, through a discussion of current capabilities, in-field experience and future advanced technologies unique to UMVs  ...  CMRE has successfully tested-during ASW-ODC17-a paradigm for the allocation of robotic assets to ASW tasks, a problem called the Multi Robot Task Allocation (MRTA) .  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2020.00091 pmid:33501258 pmcid:PMC7805912 fatcat:brkwnl6bufd2vgqj3hgnoh2k7m

Using Ontologies in Autonomous Robots Engineering [chapter]

Esther Aguado, Ricardo Sanz
2021 Robotics Software Design and Engineering  
This chapter summarizes the state of the art, gives some examples and establishes a roadmap for future activity in this domain to produce shareable ontologies that could streamline autonomous robot development  ...  The construction and operation of autonomous robots is heavily based of systemic conceptualizations of the reality constituted by the robot, its controller and the environment where it performs.  ...  An example of severe external disturbance is a slippery floor for an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) when designed to operate on a non-slippery floor.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.97357 fatcat:ovk6yb6q5vgpzapspitqd3mqea

Modular, Reconfigurable, High-Energy Technology Development

Connie Carrington, Joe Howell
2007 2007 IEEE Aerospace Conference  
was to have been a series of ground-based deinonstrations to mature critical technologies needed for in-space assenlbly of a highpower high-voltage illodular spacecraft in low Earth orbit, enabling the  ...  modular, reconfigurable spacecraft; (e) robotic asselnbly of modular space systems; and (f) modular, reconfigurable distributed avionics technologies.  ...  Highlights included autonomous vehicle path planning and execution, autonomous GN&C capabilities, autonomous reconfiguration, sensor configuration changes, automated doclcing, self-assembly, fault detection  ... 
doi:10.1109/aero.2007.352663 fatcat:uwpmtcrufvagvbltncnmxcr3ii

Chameleon@Edge Community Workshop Report

Kate Keahey, Jason Anderson, Michael Sherman, Zhuo Zhen, Mark Powers, Isabel Brunkan, Adam Cooper
2021 Zenodo  
As a scientific instrument for systems research, the Chameleon testbed is evolving to make such research possible and has developed a preview set of new capabilities allowing users to allocate, reconfigure  ...  projects developed on CHI@Edge and discussed testbed requirements needed for the advancement of current and future research.  ...  Specifically, CHI@Edge can be used as a provisioning and fleet management infrastructure for the base stations and user equipment such as agricultural ground vehicles, robots, phenotypic cameras and sensors  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5777343 fatcat:benvwojwi5ahpnixps4m7mqqpm
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