The Pi Swarm: A low-cost platform for swarm robotics research and education

James Hilder, Rebecca Naylor, Artjoms Rizihs, Daniel Franks, Jon Timmis

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Abstract

The paper introduces the Pi Swarm robot, a platform developed to allow research and education in swarm robotics. Motivated by the goals of reducing costs and simplifying the tool-chain and programming knowledge needed to investigate swarming algorithms, we have developed a trackable, sensor-rich and expandable platform which needs only a computer with internet browser and no additional software to program. This paper details the design and use of the robot in a variety of settings, and we feel the platform makes for a viable, low-cost alternative for development of swarm robotic solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Autonomous Robotics Systems - 15th Annual Conference, TAROS 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages151-162
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319104003
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event15th Annual Conference on Advances in Autonomous Robotics Systems, TAROS 2014 - Birmingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 01 Sept 201403 Sept 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8717 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference15th Annual Conference on Advances in Autonomous Robotics Systems, TAROS 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
CityBirmingham
Period01 Sept 201403 Sept 2014

Keywords

  • Swarm robotics
  • Tracking

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