- Fricke, G., Garg, D., and Milutinovic, D., Sensing and Estimation on a Modular Testbed for Swarm Robotics,
Proceedings of the 2009 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
(October, 2009) .
(last updated on 2011/08/15)
Collective robotics offers the promise of enhanced performance and robustness relative to that of individual robots, with decreased cost or time-to-completion for certain tasks. Having many degrees of freedom, the multi-robot control and estimation problems are challenging, speciﬁcally when the solutions require a great amount of communication among the robots. While numerical simulation is a critical tool in swarm robotics research, veriﬁcation of obtained results under a physical realization of the swarm is far from routine. Therefore, we have developed and used a sensor-integrated testbed for the validation of cooperative-robotics algorithms, observation of swarm behavior, and measurement of system performance.