WAMbot: Team MAGICian's entry to the Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge 2010
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Security Science / Artificial Intelligence and Optimisation Research Group
This article describes “WAMbot,'' an autonomous unmanned ground vehicle and the Team MAGICian solution to the 2010 Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge (MAGIC). The system architecture, hardware, sensing, planning, navigation, mapping systems, and user interface were specifically designed to address the demands of the large-scale distributed reconnaissance and surveillance task presented in the challenge. The resulting system was selected as a finalist and ultimately placed 4th in MAGIC 2010. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.