SoLoc: Robust Localization in Multi-Robot Teams
Project Type: MSc Project
Research Field: Cooperative Robotics
Time span: 09/2011-09/2012

Localization is a fundamental skill for a mobile robot. In the context of multi-robot systems, it serves as a basis for correct navigation, coordination and task completion of a team of robots.

In this Msc. Project, the main objective is to develop a localization system using odometry information and readings from multiple ultrasonic sensors deployed in a robotic platform, the TraxBot. In addition, the optimal sensing configuration should be calculated as well as surveying diverse localization techniques to implement the most adequate one.

The robots may be assisted through an environment grid map, which should be maintained and updated and they may communicate with teammates to enhance localization.

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