In many cases, having multiple smaller vehicles cooperating to achieve a task is more efficient, flexible and robust than having one larger vehicle.

The efficiency comes from the possibility of having sensors in different places at once when pursuing a mission.
The flexibility comes from being able to divide the resources into separate groups, performing different tasks at different locations.
The robustness comes from the fact that a critical error in one platform often leaves the rest of the team operational at a somewhat reduced level of performance, whereas a critical error in a single platform system might incapacitate the whole system.


Petter Ögren, assoc. Professor Robotics, Perception and Learning KTH – Project leader

Özer Özkahraman – PhD student

Nils Bore – Post-Doc

Diver in a pool with a robot.