MEMONET: Multirobot Exploration supported by MObile ad-hoc NETworks
|Prof. Stefano Chiaverini
Università degli Studi di Cassino
Dipartimento di Automazione, Elettromagnetismo,
Ingegneria dell'Informazione e Matematica Industriale
via G. Di Biasio, 43
03043 Cassino (FR)
P: +39 (0776) 2993689
F: +39 (0776) 2993707
The goal of the research project is to coordinate the efforts of a group of the national Control Systems community operating in the Robotics domain toward the development of cooperative exploration techniques by means of multirobot systems.
With reference to a scenario in which the team is asked to explore an unknown environment lacking a communication infrastructure, the multirobot system is organized in two groups: a first group is made of a team of exploration agents, while a second group is made of a team of service agents. The two groups perform a synergic action, in that the exploration agents build the map of the environment using the communication and localization functionalities provided by the service agents.
In this scenario, the main topics that will be investigated in the research program are multirobot exploration techniques, cooperative localization and map building, and control of Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANET).
The experimental testing of the proposed techniques will be performed by the Operating Units in the short term with the different mobile robots already available at their laboratories that will be upgraded as soon as possible so as to better investigate the complexity issues related to the handling of large teams.