Effective Implementation of a Mapping Swarm of Robots
There are several driving factors involved in the development of a robotic swarm. On the hardware side, assembly should be adaptable, easily reproduced, and relatively inexpensive. Motors, mounts, wheels, and chassis material must be chosen as well as appropriate sensors. A workable communication protocol must be determined. Software should be concise and common to each robot in the swarm while meeting the requirements of the desired function.
Churavy, Christopher; Baker, Maria; Mehta, Samarth; Ishu, Pradhan I.; Scheidegger, N.; Shanfelt, S.; Rarick, R.; and Simon, Daniel J., "Effective Implementation of a Mapping Swarm of Robots" (2008). Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Faculty Publications. 9.
Churavy, C., Baker, M., Mehta, S., Ishu, P. I., Scheidegger, N., Shanfelt, S., Rarick, R., ... Simon, D. (2008). Effective implementation of a mapping swarm of robots. IEEE Potentials, 27, 4, 28-33.