ROS at ICRA: Self-Assembly of a Swarm of Autonomous Boats into Floating Structures

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From Jimmy Paulos to be presented at ICRA 2014




We will be presenting "Self-Assembly of a Swarm of Autonomous Boats
into Floating Structures" in the Monday session on Cellular and
Modular Robotics.  We present assembly planning techniques and scaled
experiments towards a vision for swarms of shipping-container sized
robotic boats which assemble man-made floating islands, hospitals, or
seaports on demand.  In our experiments, a poolside PC running the ROS
Master provided high level instructions and localization data to a
fleet of miniature boats running ROS nodes on Gumstix
computer-on-modules.

This work was a collaboration between the laboratories of Professor
Mark Yim and Professor Vijay Kumar of the GRASP Robotics Lab at the
University of Pennsylvania.  A link to videos is below, along with the
paper authors and title to appear.

http://modlabupenn.org/tactically-expandable-marine-platform-t-e-m-p/

Ian O'Hara, James Paulos, Jay Davey, Nick Eckenstein, Neel Doshi,
Tarik Tosun, Jonathan Greco, Jungwon Seo, Matthew Turpin, Vijay Kumar,
Mark Yim

Self-Assembly of a Swarm of Autonomous Boats into Floating Structures

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