School of Engineering and Computational Sciences
Swarm robotics, PSO, robotics
Electrical and Electronics | Other Electrical and Computer Engineering
Gray, Jonathan, "Designing a Robotic Platform for Investigating Swarm Robotics" (2019). Senior Honors Theses. 842.
This paper documents the design and subsequent construction of a low-cost, flexible robotic platform for swarm robotics research, and the selection of appropriate swarm algorithms for the implementation of a swarm focused predominantly on target location. The design described herein is intended to allow for the construction of robots large enough to meaningfully interact with their environment while maintaining a low per-robot cost of materials and a low assembly time. The design process is separated into three stages: mechanical design, electrical design, and software design. All major design components are described in detail under the appropriate design section. The BOM for a single robot is also included, along with relevant testing information.