Faculty Advisor

Chernova, Sonia

Faculty Advisor

Padir, Taskin

Abstract

This project involves the creation and testing of a framework for human supervision of multi-robot systems (HSMRS). The framework serves as a guide for others to implement their own systems. The framework contains abstractions of relevant entities such as Agents and Tasks, workflows which depict the interactions between the entities, and design guides for integrating the system. A survey of multi-robot system research was conducted and areas of strength, such as distributed coordination and utilities, were chosen as inspirations for the final design. The framework is tested using a scenario involving ground coverage tasks, similar to what would be required of systems deployed for search and rescue and exploration.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Computer Science

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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