Mobile manipulators have been proven helpful for individual manipulation tasks but slow for larger-scale logistical tasks. This project investigates how several robots(mobile manipulators and mobile robots) can cooperate to complete a task efficiently(this could be considered a travelling salesman problem with moving depots).
Agriculture: The mobile manipulator picks the produce while the mobile robots transfer to produce between collection points.
Clean up: Clean up Australia day in 2019, collecting rubbish from natural environments. Mobile manipulators collect rubbish and transfer it to mobile robots, which then transfer it to collection points.
Warehouse: The mobile manipulator picks and places objects from/to warehouse shelves while mobile robots provide object delivery.