Adaptive Control Network for Multi-Robot Exploration

Jose Vazquez, Malcolm Chris

Abstract

This work addresses the problem of exploring an environment with a team of communicating robots. Exploration can be performed more efficiently when robots are able to communicate and coordinate their actions. We propose an adaptive control approach to keep the robots as a single connected network. In this approach a control network is created at the beginning of the exploration based on the communication network. As the robots traverse the environment the control network is updated to enhance connectivity. The approach has been implemented for Line of Sight and Radio Frequency technologies. Our approach has been compared with coordination approaches that rely on fixed networks. The results show that our approach performs better than these fixed network approaches.

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in Harvard Style

Vazquez J. and Chris M. (2006). Adaptive Control Network for Multi-Robot Exploration . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems - Volume 1: MARS, (ICINCO 2006) ISBN 978-972-8865-66-5, pages 44-53. DOI: 10.5220/0001222700440053


in Bibtex Style

@conference{mars06,
author={Jose Vazquez and Malcolm Chris},
title={Adaptive Control Network for Multi-Robot Exploration},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems - Volume 1: MARS, (ICINCO 2006)},
year={2006},
pages={44-53},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001222700440053},
isbn={978-972-8865-66-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems - Volume 1: MARS, (ICINCO 2006)
TI - Adaptive Control Network for Multi-Robot Exploration
SN - 978-972-8865-66-5
AU - Vazquez J.
AU - Chris M.
PY - 2006
SP - 44
EP - 53
DO - 10.5220/0001222700440053