21 February 2001 Intelligent autonomy for small throwable land robots
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Proceedings Volume 4232, Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.417559
Event: Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement, 2000, Boston, MA, United States
DARPA's Tactical Mobile Robot program includes a Throwable Robot (Throwbot) designed to be thrown into buildings, then teleoperated for surveillance purposes. Use by ground troops imposes significant size and weight limits, as does the requirement that it survive ballistic delivery. The current program stresses the state of the art in robotics and packaging, but further challenges exist. Future Throwbots would benefit from significant increases in autonomy, to deal with RF communication difficulties in buildings and to allow simultaneous operation of multiple vehicles by one person. This paper describes both currently planned and advanced autonomous capabilities.
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Michael E. Cleary, Mark Abramson, "Intelligent autonomy for small throwable land robots", Proc. SPIE 4232, Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security, (21 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417559; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.417559


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