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CRIEP: A Platform for Distributed Robotics Research
Proceedings of the Association for Computing Machinery Southeast (ACMSE) (2011)
  • Gabriel Loewen
  • James Weston
  • Jackie O'Quinn
  • Ashraf Saad
  • Bradley R. Sturz, Georgia Southern University
Abstract
This paper presents a testbed which is the result of a collaborative project between computer science and psychology. The tested is composed of hardware and associated software which allows an individual, or group of individuals to conduct research in the fields of distributed robotics, searching algorithms, behavior modelling and other areas of cognitive science. The robots operate on a flat grid environment which is ideal for many types of algorithms. Algorithms are implemented as Java classes which are dynamically loaded at runtime and presented to the user. The overall structure of the testbed allows developers to create custom behavior classes which may be accessed and utilized by users. The methodology behind the robots movement relies on path analysis and is handled by a computer which maintains a wireless Bluetooth connection to each robot.
Keywords
  • Testbed,
  • Computer science,
  • Psychology
Disciplines
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Gabriel Loewen, James Weston, Jackie O'Quinn, Ashraf Saad, et al.. "CRIEP: A Platform for Distributed Robotics Research" Proceedings of the Association for Computing Machinery Southeast (ACMSE) (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bradley_sturz/110/