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Cooperative system and method using mobile robots for testing a cooperative search controller

United States Patent

June 18, 2002
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A test system for testing a controller provides a way to use large numbers of miniature mobile robots to test a cooperative search controller in a test area, where each mobile robot has a sensor, a communication device, a processor, and a memory. A method of using a test system provides a way for testing a cooperative search controller using multiple robots sharing information and communicating over a communication network.
Byrne; Raymond H. (Albuquerque, NM), Harrington; John J. (Albuquerque, NM), Eskridge; Steven E. (Albuquerque, NM), Hurtado; John E. (College Station, TX)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 841,846
April 24, 2001
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.