Multiplayer Games for Learning Multirobot Coordination Algorithms [article]

Arash Tavakoli, Haig Nalbandian, Nora Ayanian
2016 arXiv   pre-print
Humans have an impressive ability to solve complex coordination problems in a fully distributed manner. This ability, if learned as a set of distributed multirobot coordination strategies, can enable programming large groups of robots to collaborate towards complex coordination objectives in a way similar to humans. Such strategies would offer robustness, adaptability, fault-tolerance, and, importantly, distributed decision-making. To that end, we have designed a networked gaming platform to
more » ... estigate human group behavior, specifically in solving complex collaborative coordinated tasks. Through this platform, we are able to limit the communication, sensing, and actuation capabilities provided to the players. With the aim of learning coordination algorithms for robots in mind, we define these capabilities to mimic those of a simple ground robot.
arXiv:1604.05942v1 fatcat:qwpgsogoobdafi2c7azrubcdzy