As part of the Army Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA) on micro autonomous systems technology (MAST) Georgia Tech has an effort to study simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) across a team of vehicles. Last fall a joint experiment engaging JPL, UPENN and GT setup an experiment to study exploration strategies, mapping and multiple-feature integration. The initial experimental results were reported at the recent SPIE conference in Orlando, and is summarized in a recent GTRI press article. Details available here http://gtresearchnews.gatech.edu/robots-explore-buildings/
The Ro-Man 2011 conference will take place in Atlanta – 31 July – 3 August. The conference focusses on Human Robot Interaction and Cooperation. The paper decisions have just been published by the Program Chair – Matthias Scheutz. 80 papers were accepted for presentation at the conference. We hope to have a great collection of participants at the conference.