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Non-communicative multi-robot coordination in dynamic environments

Jelle R. Kok, Matthijs T.J. Spaan, Nikos Vlassis
2005 Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
In dynamic environments, these dependencies will change rapidly as a result of the continuously changing state.  ...  In this work, we apply coordination graphs to a continuous (robotic) domain by assigning roles to the agents and then coordinating the different roles.  ...  In Section 4 we will describe our framework to coordinate agents in a continuous dynamic environment using roles without using communication.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.robot.2004.08.003 fatcat:36newdndqvhe5glnn27vf24744

Multi-Robot Coordination Analysis, Taxonomy, Challenges and Future Scope

Janardan Kumar Verma, Virender Ranga
2021 Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems  
We have also analyzed that how coordination can be achieved and improved in two fundamental problems, i.e., multi-robot motion planning, and task planning, and in various application domains of MRS such  ...  Recently, Multi-Robot Systems (MRS) have attained considerable recognition because of their efficiency and applicability in different types of real-life applications.  ...  Work in [214] presented a multi-robot exploration and coverage algorithm for non-Euclidian environments with obstacles.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10846-021-01378-2 pmid:33879973 pmcid:PMC8051283 fatcat:pzwd7tx47zd6jazdk753ucmsbi

Research status of operational environment partitioning and path planning for multi - robot systems

Xuefeng Dai, Qi Fan, Dahui Li
2017 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
There is a lot of applications for multi-robot systems instead of single robot systems. Therefore, coordination algorithms have become popular in the field of robotics for two decades.  ...  This paper analyzes and summarizes the current research status of coordinated algorithms for multi-robot systems, from perspectives of partitioning the environment, and path planning.  ...  In addition to the aforementioned calculation method's usefulness in achieving a multi-robot system coordination strategy [16] [17] , it can also be used to solve the inherent problems of multi-robot  ... 
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/887/1/012080 fatcat:v7dio6mhajfshcrayhw7oyyyza

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.  ...  Having made great progress in the development of the basic problems concerning single-robot control, many researchers shifted their focus to the study of multi-robot coordination.  ...  Next, we discussed multi-robot coordination in two respects, including static and dynamic, and communication as a means of coordination.  ... 
doi:10.5772/57313 fatcat:lj4hv3wxqrdmfc4mzph76q76qq

Guest editorial: Special issue on distributed robotics—from fundamentals to applications

Roderich Groß, Andreas Kolling, Spring Berman, Alcherio Martinoli, Emilio Frazzoli, Fumitoshi Matsuno
2018 Autonomous Robots  
by agents with limited range and differential constraints in non-convex environments.  ...  Global coordination is improved sequentially through a sum of rewards in a multi-armed bandit formulation.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10514-018-9803-9 fatcat:7qovvvqmsbe7zez4kbujzmfs5e

Behavior-Based Coordination in Multi-Robot Systems [chapter]

Chris Jones, Maja Mataric
2006 Automation and Control Engineering  
to multi-robot coordination.  ...  The successful deployment of a multi-robot system (MRS) requires an effective method of coordination to mediate the interactions among the robots and between the robots and the task environment in order  ...  In a MRS, the task environment is inherently dynamic and non-linear as a result of the numerous types of interactions between the individual robots and between the robots and the task environment.  ... 
doi:10.1201/9781420019445.ch14 fatcat:mfr2u36yujbwlk2ft7h4pwwqda

Market-based coordination strategies for physical multi-agent systems

MyungJoo Ham, Gul Agha
2008 ACM SIGBED Review  
The physical robot experiments require addressing realtime and fault-tolerance issues in a dynamic environment. We provide a small scale validation for work with software simulations.  ...  Market-based mechanisms for real-time dynamic coordinated task assignment of physical multi-agent systems are studied.  ...  Faulttolerance is important for multi-robot environments; the more robots we have, the more failures may occur.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1366283.1366306 fatcat:mxoxg7n6oje5fduzzbfztnonv4

Coordination in multi-agent RoboCup teams

Ciprian Candea, Huosheng Hu, Luca Iocchi, Daniele Nardi, Maurizio Piaggio
2001 Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
In the multi-robot domain, we address both communication and distributed coordination within a heterogeneous team of autonomous robots. : S 0 9 2 1 -8 8 9 0 ( 0 1 ) 0 0 1 3 7 -3 Communication in MRS Every  ...  The former has the advantage of not requiring any type of common communication device and can lead to emergent, non-intentional, coordination.  ...  Acknowledgements The work reported in this paper has been developed in collaboration with: Boldur Barbat, Claudio Castelpietra, Matthew Hunter, Kostas Kostiadis, Alessandro Scalzo, Antonio Sgorbissa, Renato  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0921-8890(01)00137-3 fatcat:2iqwjq2mnvdktaxzy4mahk6ady

A Survey on Multi-Robot Coordination in Electromagnetic Adversarial Environment: Challenges and Techniques

Yunlong Wu, Xiaoguang Ren, Hao Zhou, Yanzhen Wang, Xiaodong Yi
2020 IEEE Access  
INDEX TERMS Electromagnetic adversarial environment, multi-robot coordination, communication connectivity, survey.  ...  Wireless communications and networking are playing an important role in coordination and cooperation of multi-robot systems (MRS).  ...  The final challenge pushes out the simulation environment requirements for training multi-robot coordination in EA environment. A.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2981408 fatcat:d6bz4mrglvh4lgvzotia5omjri

Multi-Robot Coordination and Planning in Uncertain and Adversarial Environments [article]

Lifeng Zhou, Pratap Tokekar
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In order for multi-robot systems to become practical, we need coordination algorithms that can scale to large teams of robots dealing with dynamically changing, failure-prone, contested, and uncertain  ...  We find the following three trends in the recent research in the area of multi-robot coordination: (1) resilient coordination to either withstand failures and/or attack or recover from failures/attacks  ...  in cluttered and dynamically changing environments [25].  ... 
arXiv:2105.00389v1 fatcat:bwnyxvpvzjfrbjxyiysnmq5e74

A Review of Path-Planning Approaches for Multiple Mobile Robots

Shiwei Lin, Ang Liu, Jianguo Wang, Xiaoying Kong
2022 Machines  
Finally, the new challenge in multi-robot path planning is proposed as fault tolerance, which is important for real-time operations.  ...  This paper reviews multi-robot path-planning approaches and decision-making strategies and presents the path-planning algorithms for various types of robots, including aerial, ground, and underwater robots  ...  A wireless sensor network is presented for locating obstacles and robots in a dynamic environment.  ... 
doi:10.3390/machines10090773 fatcat:bojo6szg7jcqzkipleoxj4e3qi

Probabilistic Road Map sampling strategies for multi-robot motion planning

Christopher M. Clark
2005 Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
As robots move about their environ ment, they dynamically form communication networks.  ...  First, the Dynamic Robot Networks (DRN) coordination platform is introduced that facilitates centralized robot coordination across ad hoc networks, allowing safe navigation in dynamic, unknown environments  ...  Coordination across an ad hoc network can benefit robots operating in dynamic, unknown environments where sensing and communication are limited. Con sider the example in Fig. 1(c) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.robot.2005.09.002 fatcat:66ns7urctreydj76ovtq4hd7gm

A Distributed Approach for Autonomous Cooperative Transportation [chapter]

Amar Nath, Rajdeep Niyogi
2021 Robotics Software Design and Engineering [Working Title]  
A distributed approach for autonomous cooperative transportation in a dynamic multi-robot environment is discussed.  ...  Since explicit communication provides a better and reliable way of multi-robot coordination compared to implicit communication, so it is preferred in critical missions, such as search and rescue, where  ...  Coordination in a multi-robot system can be achieved either by explicit or by implicit communication.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.98270 fatcat:sgfblow2kjf7lpfk4hrlre6wqq

Cooperative Robots to Observe Moving Targets: Review

Asif Khan, Bernhard Rinner, Andrea Cavallaro
2018 IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics  
In particular, the observation of moving targets is an important multi-robot application that still exhibits numerous open challenges, including the effective coordination of the robots.  ...  We also identify the five major elements that characterize this problem, namely the coordination method, the environment, the target, the robot and its sensor(s).  ...  Moreover, the communication requirements of robots moving in 3D environments [99] , [100] are different from those of ground robots.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tcyb.2016.2628161 pmid:27925600 fatcat:ty5l2nvzjvgehojzt44lyio2hm

A review of multi-agent mobile robot systems applications

Ammar Abdul Ameer Rasheed, Mohammed Najm Abdullah, Ahmed Sabah Al-Araji
2022 International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems (IJPEDS)  
It combines two important systems; multi-agent system (MAS) and multi-robots system (MRS).  ...  <span>A multi-agent robot system (MARS) is one of the most important topics nowadays. The basic task of this system is based on distributive and cooperative work among agents (robots).  ...  A system for controlling and coordinating a community of non-holonomic mobile robots equipped with range sensors was demonstrated with an emphasis on trajectory generation and data sharing [31] .  ... 
doi:10.11591/ijece.v12i4.pp3517-3529 fatcat:td3nxrzuavaghjyffwiig4qnae
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