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Cooperative caging using autonomous aquatic surface vehicles

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Cooperative caging using autonomous aquatic surface vehicles
— We present a study on the use of cooperative robots to execute a caging mission on the water’s surface. In particular, we consider the problem of using two robotic boats (under-actuated autonomous surface vessels) connected with a floating rope, to ’capture’ a floating object from a known location on the water’s surface and ’shepherd’ it to a designated position. This paper focuses on the cooperative control strategy of the two vessels. Each vessel’s behavior is governed by a supervisor software module that handles the communication with the other vessel and controls all elementary tasks that compose the overall mission. The elementary tasks, specifically developed for under-actuated vessels, are arranged by priority, and merged using a behavior-based approach, namely the NullSpace based Behavioral control. The proposed technique is validated by field experiments with two autonomous robotic boats on the surface of a lake.
Filippo Arrichiello, Hordur Kristinn Heidarsson, S
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where ICRA
Authors Filippo Arrichiello, Hordur Kristinn Heidarsson, Stefano Chiaverini, G. Stefano Sukhatme
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