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dc.contributor.authorRubenstein, Michael
dc.contributor.authorAhler, Christian Tjornelund
dc.contributor.authorNagpal, Radhika
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-06T17:08:25Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationRubenstein, 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.isbn978-1-4673-1403-9en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4673-1404-6en_US
dc.identifier.issn1050-4729en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9367001
dc.description.abstractIn 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.sponsorshipEngineering and Applied Sciencesen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOther Research Uniten_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherComputer Society Press of the IEEEen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1109/ICRA.2012.6224638en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.eecs.harvard.edu/ssr/papers/icra12-rubenstein.pdfen_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://people.seas.harvard.edu/~mrubenst/ICRA12.pdfen_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://ftp.deas.harvard.edu/techreports/tr-06-11.pdfen_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjectbatteriesen_US
dc.subjectcollision avoidanceen_US
dc.subjectrobot kinematicsen_US
dc.subjectrobot sensing systemsen_US
dc.subjectswitchesen_US
dc.titleKilobot: A Low Cost Scalable Robot System for Collective Behaviorsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalProceedings of 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automationen_US
dash.depositing.authorNagpal, Radhika
dc.date.available2012-08-06T17:08:25Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/ICRA.2012.6224638*
dash.contributor.affiliatedAhler, Christian Tjornelund
dash.contributor.affiliatedRubenstein, Michael
dash.contributor.affiliatedNagpal, Radhika


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