Centibots were robots created around 2003 and designed to coordinate
in large numbers in order to achieve a single goal, an early example
of swarm robotics. The $2.2 million project was sponsored by
had principal investigator
SRI International along with other
investigators University of Washington's Robotics and State Estimation
Stanford University and ActivMedia Robotics. SRI's
Artificial Intelligence Center
Artificial Intelligence Center was known for previous work in
robotics, in particular
Shakey the robot
Shakey the robot and related research.
There were a total of 100 robots, 80 of which were ActivMedia Robotics
Amigobots and the remaining 20 were ActivMedia Pioneer 2 AT
bots. The robots were used to map out an area or locate an
object of interest.
Centibots Project Home Page".
SRI International Artificial
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