A low-cost real-time tracking infrastructure for ground-based robot swarms
Millard, A.G.; Hilder, J.A.; Timmis, J.; Winfield, Alan F.T.
Alan Winfield Alan.Winfield@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Robotics Ethics
M. Montes de Oca
A tracking infrastructure is a useful tool for swarm robotics research, and has many potential applications. Unfortunately, for many research laboratories, constructing one may be prohibitively expensive. In this paper we present a low-cost tracking infrastructure that was built at the York Robotics Laboratory for tracking ground-based robot swarms in real-time. We highlight the considerations that were taken when build- ing and configuring the system, using a swarm of e-puck robots as a case study. Potential applications of the system are discussed, the cost of the equipment is documented, and its known limitations are addressed. This paper aims to serve as a resource for other swarm robotics researchers interested in implementing a similar low-cost tracking solution.
|Publication Date||Sep 1, 2014|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Series Title||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Book Title||Swarm Intelligence, 9th International Conference, ANTS 2014|
|APA6 Citation||Millard, A., Hilder, J., Timmis, J., & Winfield, A. F. (2014). A low-cost real-time tracking infrastructure for ground-based robot swarms. In C. Solnon, T. Stützle, M. Birattari, S. Garnier, H. Hamann, M. Montes de Oca, & M. Dorigo (Eds.), Swarm Intelligence, 9th International Conference, ANTS 2014, 278-279. Springer|
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