Minirobots and Cellular Robots

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This project is a part of the current activity on Cellular Robotics at LIRA Lab. A board has been designed and implemented with the aim of detecting the direction of an infrared transmission and estimating the distance among robotic units. The board uses 2 sets of 8 infrared photodiodes placed on a cylindrical unit. In addition, we have studied cooperative behaviors using this information. At the same time, we have developed a software simulator for studying cooperation strategies in the presence of a gas gradient caused by a gas leak. It is possible to vary several parameters of the robots as well as the environment, such as number of units, communication range, gas loss speed and quantity.

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The Team: Luciano Buscemi, Riccardo Cerutti, Giovanni Lucarini, Marco Prati, Giulio Sandini , Marco Varoli

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