Geometric Aspects of Robotic Mapping and Monitoring of Data Centers

We describe THOMAS, an inexpensive autonomous robot capable of navigating previously unseen data centers and monitoring key environmental parameters. We show the effectiveness of THOMAS with two experimental studies and discuss various practical geometric issues that have arisen during its design and evaluation.

By: Chris Mansley, Jonathan Connell, Canturk Isci, Jonathan Lenchner, Rajarshi Das, Jeffrey O. Kephart

Published in: RC25060 in 2010


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