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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR ARID RANGELANDS Title: Autonomous gathering of livestock using a multi-functional sensor network platform

Authors
item Domiec, Marek -
item Detweiler, Carrick -
item Vasilescu, Luliu -
item Anderson, Dean
item Rus, Daniela -

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: April 18, 2010
Publication Date: June 28, 2010
Citation: Domiec, M., Detweiler, C., Vasilescu, L., Anderson, D.M., Rus, D. 2010. Autonomous gathering of livestock using a multi-functional sensor network platform. 2010 Workshop on Hot Topics in Embedded Networked Sensors June 28-29 2010, Killarney, Ireland. CDROM.

Technical Abstract: In this paper we develop algorithms and hardware for the autonomous gathering of cattle. We present a comparison of three different autonomous gathering algorithms that employ sound and/or electric stimuli to guide the cattle. We evaluate these algorithms in simulation by extending previous behavioral simulations for cattle. We implemented one of these algorithms and present data from experiments in which cattle were equipped with sensor nodes that allowed cueing with sound and electric stimuli. We discuss the minimum requirements for algorithms and hardware for autonomous gathering.

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