Master’s Dissertation Defense, Paulo Alfredo Frota Rezeck

We would like to congratulate Paulo Alfredo Frota Rezeck on the defense of his Thesis at UFMG.

Title: HERO: AN OPEN PLATFORM FOR ROBOTICS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

 

Abstract
Small, simple, yet capable, robots have generated the attention of the research community towards practical applications of swarm robotics. Swarm robotics is a relatively new research area inspired by biological systems such as ant or bee colonies. In this work, we present a novel platform for swarm robotics that is low cost, easy to assemble using off the shelf components and is deeply integrated with the most used robotic framework available today: ROS (Robot Operating System). The robotic platform is completely open, composed by a 3D printed body and open source software. We describe its architecture, present its main features and evaluate its functionalities executing real experiments. We concluded that the proposed swarm platform is a feasible and usable system for education and research, given its reduced cost, ease of use and small size.

 

Committee

Prof. Luiz Chaimowicz – Orientador (DCC – UFMG)
Prof. Omar Paranaíba Vilela Neto (DCC – UFMG)
Prof. Guilherme Augusto Silva Pereira (DEE – UFMG)

 

Paulo Rezeck Defense
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