Research on movements in formation of multiple mobile robots

Tatsuya Kato, Shoichi Maeyama, Keigo Watanabe

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Abstract

Multi-robot systems are expected to improve the ability of processing tasks, a work efficiency, and an extendability of a robot system by cooperating each other. However, using multiple robots complicates its control system. As one of the associated problems, robot movements are picked up. Since a robot formation is useful to transfer multiple robots to their destinations effectively, many studies have been performed. This paper describes a method, which is called "IET method," for forming a formation with multiple robots. The method can specify the position of each robot in a group and change the shape of a formation. Note that each robot is assumed to have different ability and identified each other. Alternatively, the method needs a system that obtains the ID and relative position of the robots. We describe how to construct the measurement system using wireless communication and ultrasonic sound, and evaluate it through some simulation experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB 15th'10
Pages942-945
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Event15th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB '10 - Beppu, Oita, Japan
Duration: Feb 4 2010Feb 6 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB 15th'10

Other

Other15th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB '10
CountryJapan
CityBeppu, Oita
Period2/4/102/6/10

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Keywords

  • Formation
  • Measurement of relative position
  • Multi-robot system
  • Robot identification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Kato, T., Maeyama, S., & Watanabe, K. (2010). Research on movements in formation of multiple mobile robots. In Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB 15th'10 (pp. 942-945). (Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB 15th'10).