15 May 2012 Reconnaissance and Autonomy for Small Robots (RASR) team: MAGIC 2010 challenge
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The Reconnaissance and Autonomy for Small Robots (RASR) team developed a system for the coordination of groups of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) that can execute a variety of military relevant missions in dynamic urban environments. Historically, UGV operations have been primarily performed via tele-operation, requiring at least one dedicated operator per robot, and requiring substantial real-time bandwidth to accomplish those missions. Our team goal was to develop a system that can provide long-term value to the war-fighter, utilizing MAGIC-2010 as a stepping stone. To that end, we self-imposed a set of constraints that would force us to develop technology that could readily be used by the military in the near term: • Use a relevant (deployed) platform • Use low-cost, reliable sensors • Develop an expandable and modular control system with innovative software algorithms to minimize the computing footprint required • Minimize required communications bandwidth and handle communication losses • Minimize additional power requirements to maximize battery life and mission duration
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Alberto Lacaze, Alberto Lacaze, Karl Murphy, Karl Murphy, Mark Del Giorno, Mark Del Giorno, Katrina Corley, Katrina Corley, } "Reconnaissance and Autonomy for Small Robots (RASR) team: MAGIC 2010 challenge", Proc. SPIE 8387, Unmanned Systems Technology XIV, 838704 (15 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918705; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.918705
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