Multi-Robot Systems: From Swarms to Intelligent Automata

Proceedings from the 2002 NRL Workshop on Multi-Robot Systems

  • Alan C. Schultz
  • Lynne E. Parker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Localization, Mapping and Navigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ioannis M. Rekleitis, Gregory Dudek, Evangelos E. Milios
      Pages 3-10
    3. Kurt Konolige, Didier Guzzoni, Keith Nicewarner
      Pages 11-19
    4. Lynne E. Parker, Kingsley Fregene, Yi Guo, Raj Madhavan
      Pages 21-30
    5. Ashley W. Stroupe, Tucker Balch
      Pages 31-40
    6. Andrew Howard, Maja J. Matarić
      Pages 41-51
    7. Tuan N. Nguyen, Christopher O’Donnell, Tuan B. Nguyen
      Pages 53-61
  3. Distributed Surveillance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Paul E. Rybski, Sascha A. Stoeter, Maria Gini, Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos
      Pages 65-72
    3. Srikanth Saripalli, David J. Naffin, Gaurav S. Sukhatme
      Pages 73-80
  4. Manipulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Bruce Donald, Larry Gariepy, Daniela Rus
      Pages 83-91
    3. Aveek Das, John Spletzer, Vijay Kumar, Camillo Taylor
      Pages 93-100
  5. Coordination and Formations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Reid Simmons, Trey Smith, M. Bernardine Dias, Dani Goldberg, David Hershberger, Anthony Stentz et al.
      Pages 103-112
    3. John T. Feddema, David A. Schoenwald
      Pages 113-122
    4. Brian H. Wilcox
      Pages 123-130
  6. Sensor and Hardware Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Henrik Schmidt, Joseph R. Edwards
      Pages 133-140
    3. Andrew Drenner, Ian Burt, Brian Chapeau, Tom Dahlin, Bradley Kratochvil, Colin McMillen et al.
      Pages 141-148
    4. Wei-Min Shen, Cheng-Ming Chuong
      Pages 149-157
  7. Design and Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Stephen Balakirsky, Elena Messina, James Albus
      Pages 161-168
    3. Manuela M. Veloso
      Pages 169-174
  8. Human/Robot Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. D. Perzanowski, A. C. Schultz, W. Adams, M. Bugajska, E. Marsh, J. G. Trafton et al.
      Pages 185-193
    3. Terrence Fong, Charles Thorpe, Charles Baur
      Pages 195-202
    4. Aaron C. Morris, Charles K. Smart, Scott M. Thayer
      Pages 203-211
    5. David Kortenkamp, Debra Schreckenghost, Cheryl Martin
      Pages 213-220
    6. K. Kawamura, D. M. Wilkes, A. B. Koku, T. Keskinpala
      Pages 225-234
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 235-235

About these proceedings


In March 2002, the Naval Research Laboratory brought together leading researchers and government sponsors for a three-day workshop in Washington, D.C. on Multi-Robot Systems. The workshop began with presentations by various government program managers describing application areas and programs with an interest in multi­ robot systems. Government representatives were on hand from the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force, the Army Research Lab, the National Aeronau­ tics and Space Administration, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Top researchers then presented their current activities in the areas of multi­ robot systems and human-robot interaction. The first two days of the workshop of1ocalizatio~. concentrated on multi-robot control issues, including the topics mapping, and navigation; distributed surveillance; manipulation; coordination and formations; and sensors and hardware. The third day was focused on hu­ man interactions with multi-robot teams. All presentations were given in a single-track workshop format. This proceedings documents the work presented by these researchers at the workshop. The invited presentations were followed by panel discussions, in which all participants interacted to highlight the challenges of this field and to develop possible solutions. In addition to the invited research talks, students were given an opportunity to present their work at poster sessions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alan C. Schultz
    • 1
  • Lynne E. Parker
    • 2
  1. 1.Naval Research LaboratoryUSA
  2. 2.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6046-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2376-3
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