Title: Cooperating/Coordinating Hexapods via IRPD
Lead: Matt Bauer
Advisors: Dr. Juliano, Dr. Renner, Dr. Varahamurti

The objective of this project is to get two or more Hexapods to walk and navigate with IRPD sensors in the same environment. Each Hexapod employs a two emitter and single collector IRPD module. The problem with the IRPD modules is that when two or more Hexapods outfitted with the same sensors are in the same environment, signals emitted by each IRPD module affect the others around it. The solution used in this project is to code each emitted signal with a unique sequence of bits. Hence, a robot would emit a unique sequence of bits and only register an object/obstacle if this robot collects the same sequence of bits.

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Intelligent Systems Laboratory
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