RoboCupRescue - Virtual Robots Team STEEL (USA)
Conference paper (Refereed)
RoboCup 2010 (CDROM Proceedings), Team Description Paper, Rescue Simulation League
This paper describes the software system supporting the Carnegie Mellon/Univ. of Pittsburgh team of simulated search and rescue robots in the Robocup Rescue 2010 Virtual Robots competition. Building on the Machinetta agent software, robot command and control is decomposed into a hierarchy of subtasks managed by independent agents both on the robot and co-located with human operators. By encapsulating all robot and human operator interactions into interfaces to these agents, the system can perform with a high level of robustness and re-usability. As in previous years, the entire code base is portable and platform-independent, running entirely in Java.