Title

DAPHNE: A Development Environment for Autonomous Robotics Systems

Presenter Information

Ryanne Thomas Dolan

Department

Computer Science

Major

Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Research Advisor

Thakur, Mayur
Xia, Frank

Advisor's Department

Computer Science

Abstract

Software for intelligent ground vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and other autonomous robotics systems always shares some fundamental similarities by nature. The industry lacks a standardized way of reusing software across similar projects such as these. During development of robotics systems, much time is spent reinventing code and developing tools for testing each new hardware and software component. This paper introduces DAPHNE, a novel software framework designed to address this problem. The project comprises tools for developing, simulating, and controlling autonomous systems. The framework is currently in use by the UMR Robotics Team for developing software and testing hardware for various robotics projects.

Biography

Ryanne Dolan is a Computer Science and Computer Engineering student at the University of Missouri--Rolla. Ryanne is the Computing Group Leader for the UMR Robotics Competition Team. He works for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) researching natural language processing and computer vision. He works with Dr. Agarwal on the Learning Applied to Ground Robotics (LAGR) project and with Dr. Shrestha on a image processing research project. He is involved with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) senior design project and with a small team competing in the American Helicopter Association's (AHS) Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) First Responder Competition.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

12 Apr 2006, 9:30 am

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DAPHNE: A Development Environment for Autonomous Robotics Systems

Software for intelligent ground vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and other autonomous robotics systems always shares some fundamental similarities by nature. The industry lacks a standardized way of reusing software across similar projects such as these. During development of robotics systems, much time is spent reinventing code and developing tools for testing each new hardware and software component. This paper introduces DAPHNE, a novel software framework designed to address this problem. The project comprises tools for developing, simulating, and controlling autonomous systems. The framework is currently in use by the UMR Robotics Team for developing software and testing hardware for various robotics projects.