Integrated Mission Planning for Distributed Robot Systems (IMPERA)


The research project IMPERA analyses strategies for distributed mission- and task-planning for extraterrestrial missions. An example is the exploration of an unknown lunar environment by a team of mobile robots. Planning is done in the context of mobile and distributed robot systems, which may be heterogeneous and allow for high-level planning. IMPERA aims at a standard modular planning architecture using a software framework, which runs integrated and distributed on multiple robot systems.

Project Objectives

Lunar test bed

The Distributed System research group focuses in the project IMPERA on the theoretical foundations of a computational language to describe missions. On this basis a planning system will be developed, which copes with limited resources, such as energy, and different heterogeneous skills. The core areas of the project can be classified as follows:

    Coordination strategy
    Spatial Reasoning for teams of robots



Final Report/Video

You can find the final report here.


For further informationen please contact Daniel SaurTareq Rezaul Haque and Stephan Opfer.