Robots



CARMEL versus Flakey: A comparison of two robots

Classics

Tech. rep. Papers from the AAAI Robot Competition, RC-92-01, American Association for Artificial Intelligence.



A Robot Exploration and Mapping Strategy

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Robotics and Autonomous Systems,8: 47-63, 1991. Reprinted in Walter Van de Velde (ed.), Towards Learning Robots, Bradford/MIT Press, 1993.


FAST, CHEAP AND OUT OF CONTROL: A ROBOT INVASION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM

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We argue that the time between mission conception and implementation can be radically reduced, that launch mass can be slashed, that totally autonomous robots can be more reliable than ground controlled robots, and that large numbers of robots can change the tradeoff between reliability of individual components and overall mission success. Lastly, we suggest that within a few years it will be possible at modest cost to invade a planet with millions of tiny robotsJournal of The British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 42, pp 478-485