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Underwater swarm robotics : challenges and opportunities

Joordens, Matthew and Champion, Benjamin 2016, Underwater swarm robotics : challenges and opportunities. In Tan, Ying (ed), Handbook of research on design, control, and modeling of swarm robotics, Information Science Reference, Hershey, Pa., pp.718-740, doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9572-6.ch026.

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Title Underwater swarm robotics : challenges and opportunities
Author(s) Joordens, Matthew
Champion, Benjamin
Title of book Handbook of research on design, control, and modeling of swarm robotics
Editor(s) Tan, Ying
Publication date 2016
Series Advances in computational Intelligence and Robotics (ACIR)
Chapter number 26
Total chapters 27
Start page 718
End page 740
Total pages 23
Publisher Information Science Reference
Place of Publication Hershey, Pa.
Summary Underwater swarm robotics today faces a series of challenges unique to its aquatic environment. This chapter explores some possible applications of underwater swarm robotics and its challenges. Those challenges include the environment itself, sensor types required, problems with communication and the difficulty in localisation. it notes the serious challenges in underwater communication is that radio communications is practically non-existent in the underwater realm. Localisation also becomes problematic due to the lack of radio waves as GPS cannot be used. it also looks at the platforms required by underwater robots and includes a possible low-cost platform. Also explored is a method of swarm robotics control known as consensus control. It shows possible solutions to the challenges and where swarm robotics may head.
ISBN 1466695722
9781466695726
ISSN 2327-0411
Language eng
DOI 10.4018/978-1-4666-9572-6.ch026
Field of Research 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2016, IGI Global
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30080707

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