System, method and apparatus for automated collective mobile robotic vehicles used in remote sensing surveillance

  • US 20040030571A1
  • Filed: 04/22/2003
  • Published: 02/12/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/22/2002
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A system for managing automated collective robotic vehicles in a remote sensing surveillance system, comprising:

  • a plurality of mobile robotic vehicles (MRVs), each MRV including program code and configured to communicate and exchange information with other MRVs, wherein a squad includes a lead MRV and a plurality of member MRVs;

    wherein all MRVs in the squad are configured to track each other;

    wherein when additional MRVs are added to the squad, information relating to the additional MRVs are transmitted to the lead MRV, and the lead MRV communicates some or all of the information relating to the additional MRVs to one or more member MRVs in the squad; and

    wherein the lead MRV is further configured to transmit one or more software agents to one or more member MRVs in the squad in order to update their corresponding program code.

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