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Cooperation and deadlock-handling for an object-sorting task in a multi-agent robotic system

Fang-Chang Lin, J.Y.-J. Hsu
Proceedings of 1995 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation  
This paper presents a deadlock-free cooperation protocol for an object-sorting task in a multi-agent system.  ...  First, the object-sorting task in a distributed robotic system is introduced and a cooperation protocol for the task along with the agent architecture is proposed.  ...  This paper addresses the cooperation and deadlock-handling for multi-agent tasks in multi-agent robotic systems. Section 2 defines an object-sorting task which is a multiagent task.  ... 
doi:10.1109/robot.1995.525646 dblp:conf/icra/LinH95 fatcat:ygcfatcf7rfrtav6ww523egue4

Emotion-based control of cooperating heterogeneous mobile robots

R.R. Murphy, C.L. Lisetti, R. Tardif, L. Irish, A. Gage
2002 IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation  
Previous experiences show that it is possible for agents such as robots cooperating asynchronously on a sequential task to enter deadlock, where one robot does not fulfill its obligations in a timely manner  ...  Abstract-Previous experiences show that it is possible for agents such as robots cooperating asynchronously on a sequential task to enter situations where one robot does not fulfill its obligations in  ...  The authors would like to thank the staff at MOSI, Brian Minten, Kevin Murphy, and Mark Micire for their help in data collection and the anonymous reviewers for their suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tra.2002.804503 fatcat:dnlbdqnxpja2rkltpb3kajwop4

A Survey and Analysis of Multi-Robot Coordination

Zhi Yan, Nicolas Jouandeau, Arab Ali Cherif
2013 International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems  
In the field of mobile robotics, the study of multi-robot systems (MRSs) has grown significantly in size and importance in recent years.  ...  This paper presents a systematic survey and analysis of the existing literature on coordination, especially in multiple mobile robot systems (MMRSs).  ...  Botelho and Rachid Alami. M+: A scheme for multi-robot cooperation through negotiated task allocation and achievement.  ... 
doi:10.5772/57313 fatcat:lj4hv3wxqrdmfc4mzph76q76qq

The Development of a Multi-Agent System for Controlling an Autonomous Robot

Natalia Axak, Mykola Korablyov, Matvey Ushakov
2021 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education, Research, and Industrial Applications  
The system is implemented on the basis of an organizational model of the mobile robots control process using a multi-agent approach.  ...  A control system for autopilot transport robots in warehouses has been developed to solve the problem of transportation, loading and unloading of the goods.  ...  a free route in an environment in which dynamic and static objects are located, including a larger number of robots.  ... 
dblp:conf/icteri/AxakKU21 fatcat:xrrkj7ttvffbbaih25xxlniylq

Multiple Mobile Robot Systems [chapter]

Lynne E. Parker
2008 Springer Handbook of Robotics  
A swarm of 108 robots used the developed dispersion algorithms in an empty schoolhouse of area of about 3000 square feet, and were able to successfully locate an object of interest and lead a human to  ...  techniques in Chapter 9) and in multi-agent systems [92] , much less work has been done in the area of multi-robot learning, although the topic is gaining increased interest.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30301-5_41 fatcat:v3yo5joepja2lketepmahupkfm

Analysis of Multi-AGVs Management System and Key Issues: A Review

Wenhao Lu, Shuai Guo, Tao Song, Yuwen Li
2022 CMES - Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences  
Multiple Automatic Guided Vehicle (multi-AGVs) management systems provide an effective solution to ensuring stable operations of multi-AGVs in the same scenario, such as flexible manufacturing systems,  ...  The multi-AGVs management problem is a multi-objective, multi-constraint combinatorial optimization problem, which depends on the types of application scenarios.  ...  [14] described multi-AGVs system for material handling and analyzed some specific problems in the FMS.  ... 
doi:10.32604/cmes.2022.019770 fatcat:afzwkjdsyvd4hbrzv6rdazrlaa

Coalition Formation: From Software Agents to Robots

Lovekesh Vig, Julie A. Adams
2007 Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems  
Finally, the paper investigates the notion of task preemption for complex multi-robot tasks in random allocation environments.  ...  Numerous algorithms for software agent coalition formation have been provided that allow for efficient cooperation in both competitive and cooperative environments.  ...  Consequently, currently there is a need for systems that allow robots to autonomously form teams and cooperatively complete assigned missions.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10846-007-9150-0 fatcat:6xjq6hdrgjho7cyoo7fq4sd2ri

Petri Net: A Tool for Modeling and Analyze Multi-agent Oriented Systems

Shiladitya Pujari, Sripati Mukhopadhyay
2012 International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications  
In this paper, we discussed about methodologies for modeling, analysis and design of multi-agent oriented system with the help of Petri net.  ...  A Multi-agent system can be considered as a discrete-event dynamic system and Petri nets are used as a modeling tool to assess the structural properties of the multi-agent system.  ...  The autonomy of an agent is considered as a building block in a multi-agent system. In a multi-agent system, several agents communicate and interact among them in order to solve a complex problem.  ... 
doi:10.5815/ijisa.2012.10.11 fatcat:g2n5q5ha7bcgxitac2dtuwpzje

A Constraint Programming Approach to Simultaneous Task Allocation and Motion Scheduling for Industrial Dual-Arm Manipulation Tasks

Jan Kristof Behrens, Ralph Lange, Masoumeh Mansouri
2019 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)  
We like to thank the researchers of the Robotic perception group (ROP) at the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC CTU) for providing the KUKA simulation environment.  ...  This work is partially supported by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation project "Semantic Robots".  ...  Online methods for multi-agent task assignment and scheduling algorithms have been developed for small-sized teams of agents, and very robust in the face of execution uncertainty [24] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/icra.2019.8794022 dblp:conf/icra/BehrensLM19 fatcat:kulhal3cv5eifc3yy6p3m4jnyi

Fault-Resilient Collective Ternary-Hierarchical Behavior to Smart Factories

Vivian Cremer Kalempa, Luis Piardi, Marcelo Limeira, Andre Schneider De Oliveira
2020 IEEE Access  
The goal was to provide longterm autonomy for multi-robot systems. Guo et al. (2018) [7] presented a framework called ALLIANCE-ROS to develop cooperative multi-robot faulttolerant systems.  ...  Thus, in multi-agent management, collective behavior is used for executing individual sub-tasks and group tasks to make the system resilient to execution failures.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3026946 fatcat:rcf3xoxbnndc3aivkexoygp5bq

Modeling and Analysis of Multi-agent Systems using Petri Nets

Alan A. Desrochers, Jose R. Celaya, Robert J. Graves
2009 Journal of Computers  
Deadlock avoidance in the multi-agent system is considered and it is evaluated using liveness and boundedness properties of the Petri net model. Index Terms-Petri nets, multi-agent systems, deadlock.  ...  Our methodology consists of defining a simple multi-agent system based on the abstract architecture for intelligent agents.  ...  The multi-agent system is upgraded in case 3 so it is able to handle a finite number of objects.  ... 
doi:10.4304/jcp.4.10.981-996 fatcat:5wkuhv36j5elvf7adtvmojkatq

Intelligent Agents Supporting Digital Factories

Nicola Bicocchi, Giacomo Cabri, Letizia Leonardi, Giulio Salierno
2019 Workshop From Objects to Agents  
A discussion about the advantages of intelligent agents and the open issues completes the paper.  ...  They have been applied in many fields, and recently they have appeared also in the digital factory field.  ...  For a collaborative environment comprised of multi-agents, an interaction protocol is proposed to ensure that a selected strategy is optimal for the whole system.  ... 
dblp:conf/woa/BicocchiCLS19 fatcat:pt2okpk6rrdqdfyt777t5x5z5m

Planning and control of autonomous mobile robots for intralogistics: Literature review and research agenda

Giuseppe Fragapane, René de Koster, Fabio Sgarbossa, Jan Ola Strandhagen
2021 European Journal of Operational Research  
Compared to an automated guided vehicle (AGV) system in which a central unit takes control of scheduling, routing, and dispatching decisions for all AGVs, AMRs can communicate and negotiate independently  ...  Decentralized decision-making allows the system to react dynamically to changes in the system state and environment.  ...  Acknowledgments This research received funding from the strategic research area of NTNU Health in 2020 at NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2021.01.019 fatcat:35kw4ivhz5ed7m4keotmecj56a

A Generic Framework for Distributed Multirobot Cooperation

Sanem Sariel-Talay, Tucker R. Balch, Nadia Erdogan
2011 Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems  
DEMiR-CF is a generic framework designed for a multirobot team to efficiently allocate tasks among themselves and achieve an overall mission.  ...  DEMiR-CF is designed to address different types of missions from the simplest to more complex ones, including missions with interrelated tasks and multi-resource (robot) requirements.  ...  The framework ensures an efficient way of integrating task planning, allocation and execution for multi-entity (agent/robot) teams independent of the underlying low-level behavior architecture, yet without  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10846-011-9558-4 fatcat:m4kyrihvkjbytpyfbrrtni4vem

Naval Mine Countermeasure Missions

Sanem Sariel, Tucker Balch, Nadia Erdogan
2008 IEEE robotics & automation magazine  
We propose an integrated cooperation framework for multirobot task execution and analyze the performance of the precaution routines and solution quality maintenance schemes for single-item auctions in  ...  To provide such flexibility, we propose a distributed auction-based cooperation framework, distributed and efficient multirobot-cooperation framework (DEMiR-CF) [1], which is an online dynamic task allocation  ...  Stack from Naval Surface Warfare Center, USA, for his constructive comments on this research. Keywords Multirobot cooperation, naval mine countermeasures, incremental task selection, robustness.  ... 
doi:10.1109/m-ra.2007.914920 fatcat:3odyo4op3fg2pdvkfc6rpkd4gi
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