Multi-robot exploration controlled by a market economy

R. Zlot, A. Stentz, M.B. Dias, S. Thayer
Proceedings 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Cat. No.02CH37292)  
This work presents a novel approach to efficient multirobot mapping and exploration which exploits a market architecture in order to maximize information gain while minimizing incurred costs. This system is reliable and robust in that it can accommodate dynamic introduction and loss of team members in addition to being able to withstand communication interruptions and failures. Results showing the capabilities of our system on a team of exploring autonomous robots are given. *
doi:10.1109/robot.2002.1013690 dblp:conf/icra/ZlotSDT02 fatcat:lgml74urh5gstlhmsbgdzjqh5e