Autonomous Aquatic Agents

A. Calce, P. Mojiri Forooshani, A. Speers, K. Watters, T. Young, M. Jenkin


Constructing a collection of autonomous agents requires the development of appropriate experimental hardware platforms. Here we describe the process of re-purposing inexpensive radio-controlled (RC) electric motorboat as autonomous surface craft. Standard electronics components are used to interface with the RC boat electronics, and the vessels are augmented with GPS, vision, and a tilt-compensated compass to provide the necessary onboard sensing capabilities to enable point-to-point and target-based control of the vehicle. A ROS-based control and sensing infrastructure is used to operate the vehicles on-board while 802.11n communication provides communication off-board. Vessels have been operated successfully in both the pool and ocean environment.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Calce A., Mojiri Forooshani P., Speers A., Watters K., Young T. and Jenkin M. (2013). Autonomous Aquatic Agents . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-8565-38-9, pages 372-375. DOI: 10.5220/0004220003720375

in Bibtex Style

author={A. Calce and P. Mojiri Forooshani and A. Speers and K. Watters and T. Young and M. Jenkin},
title={Autonomous Aquatic Agents},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
TI - Autonomous Aquatic Agents
SN - 978-989-8565-38-9
AU - Calce A.
AU - Mojiri Forooshani P.
AU - Speers A.
AU - Watters K.
AU - Young T.
AU - Jenkin M.
PY - 2013
SP - 372
EP - 375
DO - 10.5220/0004220003720375