Chapter 11The CSI Project

The Lost Scrolls of Robotics: #11

Quiet, please. I’m analyzing.

—Robby, Forbidden Planet

One of the major focus points of this book is on executing tasks by using a team of robots. But there is another aspect of robots and teams of robots that we haven’t spent much time on yet—specifically, the idea that robots can do what humans can’t do or shouldn’t do. Robots can go into situations that are too dangerous for humans or into environments that are not suitable for human life.* Robots can handle materials that are too heavy or too dangerous for human beings. It’s in these situations that teams of robots prove their value beyond any doubt.

In this book we built several teams of robots. Each team was designed to execute ...

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