Command and Control Architectures for Autonomous Micro-Robotic Forces - FY-2000 Project Report

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Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and micro-technologies will soon give rise to production of large-scale forces of autonomous micro-robots with systems of innate behaviors and with capabilities of self-organization and real world tasking. Such organizations have been compared to schools of fish, flocks of birds, herds of animals, swarms of insects, and military squadrons. While these systems are envisioned as maintaining a high degree of autonomy, it is important to understand the relationship of man with such machines. In moving from research studies to the practical deployment of large-scale numbers of robots, one of critical pieces that must be explored ... continued below

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Dudenhoeffer, Donald Dean April 1, 2001.

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  • Main Title: Command and Control Architectures for Autonomous Micro-Robotic Forces - FY-2000 Project Report
  • Series Title: Fiscal Year 2000

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Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and micro-technologies will soon give rise to production of large-scale forces of autonomous micro-robots with systems of innate behaviors and with capabilities of self-organization and real world tasking. Such organizations have been compared to schools of fish, flocks of birds, herds of animals, swarms of insects, and military squadrons. While these systems are envisioned as maintaining a high degree of autonomy, it is important to understand the relationship of man with such machines. In moving from research studies to the practical deployment of large-scale numbers of robots, one of critical pieces that must be explored is the command and control architecture for humans to re-task and also inject global knowledge, experience, and intuition into the force. Tele-operation should not be the goal, but rather a level of adjustable autonomy and high-level control. If a herd of sheep is comparable to the collective of robots, then the human element is comparable to the shepherd pulling in strays and guiding the herd in the direction of greener pastures. This report addresses the issues and development of command and control for largescale numbers of autonomous robots deployed as a collective force.

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  • Report No.: INEEL/EXT-01-00232
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • DOI: 10.2172/911031 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 911031
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc886731

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Dudenhoeffer, Donald Dean. Command and Control Architectures for Autonomous Micro-Robotic Forces - FY-2000 Project Report, report, April 1, 2001; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc886731/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.