This report describes the research, system analysis, design methodology, and testing procedures that were used to create a Cloud-based robotics development kit. The goal of this project was to utilize Cloud computing resources in support of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute-Carnegie Mellon University DARPA Robotics Challenge team. The following report begins with background on the underlying technologies and the DARPA Robotics Challenge. The report includes a systems analysis and design methodology. User feedback informed subsequent revision of the original design. The report ends with implementation details, testing, and the results achieved by the system.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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