Kilobot: A Low Cost Scalable Robot System for Collective Behaviors

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Kilobot: A Low Cost Scalable Robot System for Collective Behaviors

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dc.contributor.author Rubenstein, Michael
dc.contributor.author Ahler, Christian Tjornelund
dc.contributor.author Nagpal, Radhika
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-06T17:08:25Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Rubenstein, Michael, Christian Ahler, Radhika Nagpal. 2012. Kilobot: A Low Cost Scalable Robot System for Collective Behaviors. In Proceedings of 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (IRCA 2012): May 14-18, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 3293-3298. Washington, D.C.: Computer Society Press of the IEEE. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4673-1403-9 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4673-1404-6 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1050-4729 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9367001
dc.description.abstract In current robotics research there is a vast body of work on algorithms and control methods for groups of decentralized cooperating robots, called a swarm or collective. These algorithms are generally meant to control collectives of hundreds or even thousands of robots; however, for reasons of cost, time, or complexity, they are generally validated in simulation only, or on a group of a few tens of robots. To address this issue, this paper presents Kilobot, a low-cost robot designed to make testing collective algorithms on hundreds or thousands of robots accessible to robotics researchers. To enable the possibility of large Kilobot collectives where the number of robots is an order of magnitude larger than the largest that exist today, each robot is made with only $14 worth of parts and takes 5 minutes to assemble. Furthermore, the robot design allows a single user to easily operate a large Kilobot collective, such as programming, powering on, and charging all robots, which would be difficult or impossible to do with many existing robotic systems. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Engineering and Applied Sciences en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Other Research Unit en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Computer Society Press of the IEEE en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1109/ICRA.2012.6224638 en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/ssr/papers/icra12-rubenstein.pdf en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://people.seas.harvard.edu/~mrubenst/ICRA12.pdf en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://ftp.deas.harvard.edu/techreports/tr-06-11.pdf en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.subject batteries en_US
dc.subject collision avoidance en_US
dc.subject robot kinematics en_US
dc.subject robot sensing systems en_US
dc.subject switches en_US
dc.title Kilobot: A Low Cost Scalable Robot System for Collective Behaviors en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Accepted Manuscript en_US
dc.relation.journal Proceedings of 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation en_US
dash.depositing.author Nagpal, Radhika
dc.date.available 2012-08-06T17:08:25Z

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