Cooperative Mobile Robotics: Antecedents and Directions [chapter]

Y. Uny Cao, Andrew B. Kahng, Alex S. Fukunaga
1997 Robot Colonies  
There has been increased research i n terest in systems composed of multiple autonomous mobile robots exhibiting cooperative b e h a vior. Groups of mobile robots are constructed, with an aim to studying such issues as group architecture, resource con ict, origin of cooperation, learning, and geometric problems. As yet, few applications of cooperative robotics have been reported, and supporting theory is still in its formative stages. In this paper, we give a critical survey of existing works
more » ... d discuss open problems in this eld, emphasizing the various theoretical issues that arise in the study of cooperative robotics. We describe the intellectual heritages that have guided early research, as well as possible additions to the set of existing motivations.
doi:10.1007/978-1-4757-6451-2_1 fatcat:4kvr3mnsavgr3fuu4qgtrcaism