We as a community will be creating many Big Control Applications over the next few years and these apps are very different from today’s applications.
The Big Control Applications are different and difficult because they have to cope with real time noisy data, have to generate plans for swarms of mobile devices operating in a dynamic physical environment with very high cost for mistakes.
We don’t want everyone to write his/her application from scratch and do all the heavy lifting.
The APSC makes it easy for developers to create their big control applications for swarms of collaborating devices using abstractions/APIs and a set of building blocks we provide.
A centralized representation of the state of the environment is critical for situational awareness, which is both the objective as well as the means for achieving this objective in many applications.
The real-time situational awareness can come in the form of three-dimensional models of the environment, sensor measurements, and target tracking and can be used by a variety of applications.
Furthermore, the map can be queried by the end-devices for necessary on-board reactive control.
We also provide a set of common library functions that application developers can use:
We are developing a fleet of small robotic cars for taking images of an environment for large scale 3D reconstructions