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Centibots were robots created around 2003 and designed to coordinate in large numbers in order to achieve a single goal, an early example of swarm robotics. The $2.2 million project was sponsored by DARPA and had principal investigator SRI International along with other investigators University of Washington's Robotics and State Estimation Lab, Stanford University and ActivMedia Robotics.[1][2][3] SRI's Artificial Intelligence Center was known for previous work in robotics, in particular Shakey the robot and related research.

Centibots
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Centibots in 2003
ManufacturerSRI International
Year of creation2003
Derived fromActivMedia Robotics Amigobots
Websitewww.ai.sri.com/centibots/

There were a total of 100 robots, 80 of which were ActivMedia Robotics Amigobots and the remaining 20 were ActivMedia Pioneer 2 AT bots.[4][5] The robots were used to map out an area or locate an object of interest.[4][6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Centibots Project Home Page". SRI International Artificial Intelligence Center.
  2. ^ "Centibots: The 100 Robots Project". University of Washington Robotics and State Estimation Lab. Archived from the original on 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
  3. ^ Ackerman, Elise (2004-01-13). "Army of robots drills for new military project". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
  4. ^ a b "Watch out, the Centibots are invading LinuxWorld". Linux for Devices. 2003-07-30. Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
  5. ^ "Centibots 100-Robot Collaborative Reconnaissance Project". ActivMedia Robotics. Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
  6. ^ D. Fox; J. Ko; K. Konolige; B. Limketkai; D. Schulz & B. Stewart (2005). Distributed Multi-Robot Exploration and Mapping. Proceedings of the IEEE. University of Washington Robotics and State Estimation Lab. pp. xv. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.132.1047. doi:10.1109/CRV.2005.36. ISBN 978-0-7695-2319-4. Archived from the original on 2014-05-18. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
  7. ^ Ackerman, Elise (2004-01-16). "Army of robots drills for military project". The Kansas City Star. Archived from the original on 2005-02-14. Retrieved 2012-07-29.

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