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Cooperating mobile robots

United States Patent

February 3, 2004
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A miniature mobile robot provides a relatively inexpensive mobile robot. A mobile robot for searching an area provides a way for multiple mobile robots in cooperating teams. A robotic system with a team of mobile robots communicating information among each other provides a way to locate a source in cooperation. A mobile robot with a sensor, a communication system, and a processor, provides a way to execute a strategy for searching an area.
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/ 841,807
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.