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AIC Seminar Series

The Centibots Project: Large scale robot teams

Kurt G KonoligeAritificial Intelligence Center, SRI International[Home Page]
Charles L OrtizAritificial Intelligence Center, SRI International[Home Page]
Regis VincentAritificial Intelligence Center, SRI International[Home Page]

Date:  Thursday, May 15th 2003 at 4:00pm

Location:  EJ228  (Directions)


The Centibots project is aimed at developing new technology to support coordinated robot missions consisting of large teams (100 or more robots). In this talk we will report on interim results, involving an urban surveillance task, in distributed mapping, distributed resource allocation, path planning, task monitoring, mobile networking, localization, people tracking and human-robot interfaces. This is joint work with Dieter Fox at the University of Washington, Leonidas Guibas at Stanford University and ActiveMedia Robotics. The Centibots team includes: Andrew Agno, Linda Breismeister, Michael Eriksen, Mark Lewis, Benson Limketkai (Stanford), Benoit Morisset, Enrique Ruspini, Danny Young (Stanford), and Jonathan Ko (Washington). More information on the Centibots project can be found at

   Bio for Charles L Ortiz

Dr. Charlie Ortiz is Program Manager of the Teambotics Program in the AI Center at SRI International. His research interests are in commonsense reasoning (rational action, theories of causation, and counterfactual reasoning) and collaborative systems (distributed robotics, collaborative interfaces, and ubiquitous computing).

   Bio for Regis Vincent

Dr. Vincent received his Ph.D. from the University of Nice and INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France in 1997.
His research interests are real-time artificial intelligence, from scheduling, planning to negotiation.

Currently he is working on the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) and the Autonomous Negotiation Team (ANTS) projects.

He has worked for 4 years at the University of Massachusetts as Senior Research Fellow at the Multi Agent System Lab with Professor Victor Lesser.

Dr. Vincent has been a reviewer for the following journals: IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Autonomous Agents and multi-agent systems Journal and the Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

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