Cooperative system and method using mobile robots for testing a cooperative search controller

  • US 6,408,226 B1
  • Filed: 04/24/2001
  • Issued: 06/18/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/24/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A cooperative system using mobile robots for testing a source localization controller to locate a source in a test area, comprising:

  • a) a source, having a detectable attribute;

    b) a plurality of mobile robots, cooperatively locating the source, each mobile robot controlled by the source localization controller, each mobile robot comprising;

    i) a sensor, mounted with the mobile robot, generating a sensor reading of the source;

    ii) a robot communication device, mounted with the mobile robot;

    iii) a robot processor, mounted with the mobile robot, interfacing to the robot communication device, and running the source localization controller; and

    iv) a memory, mounted with the mobile robot, accessible to the robot processor; and

    c) a communication network, in communication with each robot communication device, and interfacing the plurality of mobile robots.

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