Developments on an Affordable Robotic System for Humanitarian Demining [chapter]

Pedro Santana, Luis Correia, Jose Barat
2008 Humanitarian Demining  
Humanitarian Demining: Innovative Solutions and the Challenges of Technology 264 Along with these robot-oriented developments, a multi-agent supporting software platform will also be presented. The multi-agent paradigm is well suited to enhance multi-experts and multi-robots inter-operability. In addition, the platform facilitates scalability, allowing robots and humans (i.e. agents) to be added/removed to/from a mission in a seamless way. A third feature that comes hand-in-hand with the
more » ... gent paradigm is modularity, something essential to foster vertical development and integration with off-line tools, such as simulation-based training applications. This work is being carried out since 2003 by a portuguese SME, IntRoSys S.A., in partnership with UNINOVA research centre of the New University of Lisbon and LabMAg research centre of the University of Lisbon. This joint collaboration emerged from the acknowledgement of a business and scientific opportunity stemming from the unavailability of sustainable robotic systems applicable to the mine action domain.
doi:10.5772/5417 fatcat:4r5lmudqjrg3nd7i3dnvooyare