WAMbot: Team MAGICian's entry to the Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge 2010
Nicolas Garel, Edith Cowan University
Chang Su Lee, Edith Cowan University
Martin Masek, Edith Cowan UniversityFollow
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.