Research

MARS - Multiple Autonomous Robots

MARS - Multiple Autonomous Robots

Faculty: Camillo J. Taylor, Vijay Kumar

Project Homepage: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/mars/home.html

The goal of the research is to develop a framework and the support tools for the deployment of multiple autonomous robots in an unstructured and unknown environment with applications to reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition, and the removal of explosive ordnance. The current state-of-the-art in control software allows for supervised autonomy, a paradigm in which a human user can command and control one robot using teleoperation and close supervisory control. The objective here is to develop the software framework and tools for a new generation of autonomous robots.