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Dr. William M. Spears Dr. Diana F. Spears Computer Science Department University of Wyoming. Swarm Robotics at the University of Wyoming. Traditional Robotics. Traditionally, robotics researchers focus on the development of highly capable and expensive robots. Only a few are made.

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dr william m spears dr diana f spears computer science department university of wyoming
Dr. William M. Spears

Dr. Diana F. Spears

Computer Science Department

University of Wyoming

Swarm Roboticsat theUniversity of Wyoming
traditional robotics
Traditional Robotics

Traditionally, robotics researchers focus on the development of highly capable and expensive robots. Only a few are made.

Predator airplanes

With swarm robotics, the emphasis is on having lots of relatively inexpensive robots.

Micro-air vehicles

advantages
Advantages

Swarms of robots are effective:

They can perform tasks that one expensive robot cannot.

Swarms are robust:

Even if some robots fail, the swarm can still achieve the task.

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Goal

The UW Distributed Robotics Laboratory serves as an environment for prototyping and demonstration of proof-of-principle for swarm robotics.

Our goal is to design methods for enabling groups of robots to perform important real-world tasks…

tasks
Tasks

Search and Rescue

Surveillance

Convoy / Formation Movement

Organizing into a Formation

Movement Toward a Goal

Avoiding Obstacles

Chemical Plume Source Tracing

search and rescue simulation
Search and Rescue Simulation

Task: Robots

must avoid

obstacles and

each other while

reaching the

rescue area.

Rescue Area

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Funded by Defense Advanced

Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Graduate Students:

Wesley Kerr

Suranga Hettiarachchi

Dimitri Zarzhitsky

Surveillance Project
scenario unmanned aerial vehicles cooperate to detect targets
Scenario: Unmanned Aerial VehiclesCooperate To Detect Targets

UAV

UAV

UAV

Target detector

Terrain detector

surveillance simulation
Surveillance Simulation

Task: UAVs must detect

as many of the moving

targets as possible, while

avoiding each other.

UAVs

forest

formation organization
Formation Organization

Task 1: Robots must organize themselves into

formation.

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Formation Movement

Task 2: Robots must organize themselves into

formation and then move

toward a light source.

formation movement simulation

Task 3: Robots must organize themselves into

formation and then move

toward a goal, while avoiding obstacles.

Formation Movement Simulation

goal

chemical plume tracing project

Portions of this work to be funded by the

Joint Robotics Program.

Testing to take place at Camp Guernsey.

Graduate Student:

Dimitri Zarzhitsky

Chemical Plume Tracing Project
plume tracing simulation

Robots must organize themselves into a formation, and then locate the source of a chemical hazard, while avoiding obstacles.

Plume Tracing Simulation

source

ultrasonic localization for swarms of robots

Portions of this work to be funded by the

Joint Robotics Program.

Testing to take place at Camp Guernsey.

Graduate Students:

Paul Maxim

Thomas Kunkel

Ultrasonic Localization for Swarms of Robots
hardware implementation
Swarm robot technology equipped with a localization system
  • Use trilateration method for local positioning system
Hardware implementation

Robot prototype

project participants
Project Participants

FACULTY

Jerry Hamann, Cameron Wright (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

M. P. Sharma (Chemical Engineering)

John Schabron (Chemist, Western Research Institute)

Dave Walrath, Doug Smith, Dimitri Mavriplis (Mechanical Engineering)

Dan Stanescu (Mathematics)

David Thayer (Physics and Astronomy)

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Rodney Heil

Suranga Hettiarachchi

Wesley Kerr

Lee Frey

Thomas Kunkel

Paul Maxim

Mark Patterson

Yi Shi

Dimitri Zarzhitsky

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Paul Hansen

Kurt Lawton

Ben Palmer

David Weiser

Ella Wellman

Brian Zuelke