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2004
Springer
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Toward Reliable Off Road Autonomous Vehicles Operating in Challenging Environments
The DARPA PerceptOR program implements a rigorous evaluative test program which fosters the development of field relevant outdoor mobile robots. Autonomous ground vehicles are depl...
Alonzo Kelly, Omead Amidi, Mike Bode, Michael Happ...
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2004
Springer
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Autonomous Navigation Results from the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Mission
In January, 2004, the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission landed two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, on the surface of Mars. Several autonomous navigation capabilities were employ...
Mark W. Maimone, Andrew Edie Johnson, Yang Cheng, ...
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2004
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The SDR Experience: Experiments with a Large-Scale Heterogeneous Mobile Robot Team
This paper reports on experiments conducted as part of the DARPA SDR (Software for Distributed Robotics) program. The core challenge for this program is to develop a system capable...
Andrew Howard, Lynne E. Parker, Gaurav S. Sukhatme
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2004
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Topological Global Localization and Mapping with Fingerprints and Uncertainty
Navigation in unknown or partially unknown environments remains one of the biggest challenges in today's mobile robotics. Environmental modeling, perception, localization and ...
Adriana Tapus, Nicola Tomatis, Roland Siegwart
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2004
Springer
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Collective Inspection of Regular Structures using a Swarm of Miniature Robots
We present a series of experiments concerned with the inspection of regular, engineered structures carried out using swarms of five to twenty autonomous, miniature robots, solely ...
Nikolaus Correll, Alcherio Martinoli
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2004
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Wave-shape pattern control of electroactive polymer gel robots
Abstract. This paper proposes wave-shape pattern control method for whole-body deformable robots containing electroactive polymers. Mechanisms consisting of a typical electroactive...
Mihoko Otake, Yoshihiko Nakamura, Masayuki Inaba, ...
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2004
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Adaptive Walking of a Quadruped Robot in Outdoor Environment based on Biological Concepts
We have been trying to induce a quadruped robot to walk with medium walking speed on irregular terrain based on biological concepts. We propose the essential conditions for stable ...
Hiroshi Kimura, Yasuhiro Fukuoka
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2004
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Interactive Multi-Modal Robot Programming
As robots enter the human environment and come in contact with inexperienced users, they need to be able to interact with users in a multi-modal fashion—keyboard and mouse are n...
Soshi Iba, Christiaan J. J. Paredis, Pradeep K. Kh...
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2004
Springer
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Crawling and Jumping by a Deformable Robot
We describe crawling and jumping by a deformable robot. Locomotion over rough terrain has been achieved mainly by rigid body systems including crawlers and leg mechanisms. This pap...
Yuuta Sugiyama, Shinichi Hirai
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2004
Springer
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Comparison of Temporal Filters for Optical Flow Estimation in Continuous Mobile Robot Navigation
We present our complete study involving comparisons of three spatio-temporal used in the estimation of optical flow for continuous mobile robot navigation. Previous comparisons of...
Chris McCarthy, Nick Barnes
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