A multi-robot system for landmine detection

Pedro Santana, José Barata, Hildebrando Cruz, António Mestre, João Lisboa, Lúis Flores

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of a multi-robot system for Area Reduction in Humanitarian Demining. In spite of the specific requirements imposed to the work being carried out by the Humanitarian Demining domain, the results being achieved can also be used in other domains such as surveillance and remote monitoring. A multi-agent based architecture is responsible for coordinating a progressive stochastic analysis of the terrain. The all-terrain navigation used by the mobile robots is attained by a novel embodied reactive obstacle avoidance method. A Control Mission software has been developed to plan, configure and supervise the operations. Highly compliant legged and wheeled platforms have been developed accomplishing low-cost all-terrain robots. Digital signal processing algorithms have been applied for landmine detection using the payload sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2005
Pages721-728
Number of pages8
Volume1 2 VOLS
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event10th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2005 - Catania, Italy
Duration: 19 Sep 200522 Sep 2005

Conference

Conference10th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2005
CountryItaly
CityCatania
Period19/09/0522/09/05

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    Santana, P., Barata, J., Cruz, H., Mestre, A., Lisboa, J., & Flores, L. (2005). A multi-robot system for landmine detection. In 10th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2005 (Vol. 1 2 VOLS, pp. 721-728). [1612597]