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Data Mules - Field Experiment

A video from a recent field experiment. The robot equipped with a compass and GPS autonomously collects data from wireless sensors. For more info, please visit the project page.

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Robovie II helps elderly customers in a supermarket

Researchers at the ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication
Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan have recently developed a proof-of-concept
system showcasing the capabilities of ubiquitous networked robot
systems for social robotics applications targeted towards assisting the

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CFP: Special Issue on "Ambient Ecologies" of Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing

A recent trend in robotics generalizes the notion of a "robotic system" to include distributed networked systems consisting of robots, sensors, small devices, and software agents.  Witness of this trend is the emergence of new areas like Networked Robots and Ubiquitous Robotics.  A complementary trend in pervasive computing extends the notion of "pervasive computer system" to include devices that interact with the physical world through sensors and actuators.  Witnesses of this trend are the areas of Cyber-Physical Systems and Cooperating Objects.  Unfortunately, work along these two tr

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WAFR 2010

9th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR)
December 13-15, 2010

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ICRA Workshop: Network Science and Systems Issues in Multi-Robot Autonomy

Networked mobile robots will have far reaching technological impact. It
is envisioned that groups of autonomous robots will collaborate using
wireless radios to allow large-scale sensing for environmental
monitoring, reconnaissance and surveillance. They will also provide
on-demand communication infrastructure for search and rescue and other
emergency response operations. A key challenge in realizing these
systems is maintaining network-wide communication as robots constantly
gain and lose links while moving. Further, the changing network

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Announce of UbiRob2010 Workshop, Ubiquitous Robotics 2010.

UbiRob2010 Workshop - Ubiquitous Robotics 2010.

Workshop Home Page
Dates:18-19 July 2010. Co-located with The 6th International Conference on Intelligent Environments - IE'10, 19-21 July 2010, Monash University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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ICRA10 Workshop: Search and Pursuit/Evasion in the Physical World: Efficiency, Scalability, and Guarantees

This workshop will bring together researchers in all areas of pursuit/evasion and search. This
includes (but is not limited to) geometric approaches, probabilistic
optimization, graph theoretic search, decision theoretic planning, and
adversarial search.
The primary focus will be on multi-robot search,
which includes unmanned ground (UGVs), aerial (UAVs), surface (USVs),
and underwater (UUVs) vehicles, as well as heterogeneous search teams
in both outdoor and indoor environments. Various sensors, including

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Robotics and Automation Magazine YouTube Channel

Robotics and Automation Magazine has a Youtube video channel. You can send your videos to: videos@ram.ieee-ras.org and include them in your networked-robots blog posts.

Robotic Routers

The traditional approach to provide network connectivity is to deploy a network of stationary wireless routers which cover the entire area of interest. We can use the mobility and communication capabilities of mobile robots to provide appealing solutions where stationary networks might be costly if not infeasible.

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Distributed Control Algorithm For a Multicellular Robotic Organism

This is my master thesis, and it is a module under the EU sponsored
reconfigurable modular robotics research project called SYMBRION [www.symbrion.eu]. The project was developed at the IPR [Institute for Process control and Robotics], Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany. The main goal of the SYMBRION project is to develop robots that are capable of operating as a large swarm of robots
as well as building large organisms, by connecting individual robots together, for investigating and developing
novel principles of evolution and adaptation for symbiotic organisms.