Robotic experiments with cooperative aerobots and underwater swarms

Ehsan Honary, Frank McQuade, Roger Ward, Ian Woodrow, Andy Shaw, Dave Barnes, Matthew Fyfe

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SciSys has been involved in the development of Planetary Aerobots (arial robots) funded by the European Space Agency for use on Mars and has developed image-based localisation technology as part of the activity. However, it is possible to use Aerobots in a different environment to investigate issues regarding robotics behaviour, such as data handling, limited processing power, and limited sensors. This paper summarises the activity where an Aerobot platform was used to investigate the use of multiple autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) by simulating their movement and behaviour. It reports on the computer simulations and the real-world tests carried out and the lessons learned from these experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-49
Number of pages13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2009


  • Collective robotics
  • Formation flying
  • Swarms
  • Aerobot
  • Underwater robotics


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