Experiments in the coordination of large groups of robots

Soriano Marcolino, Leandro and Chaimowicz, Luiz (2008) Experiments in the coordination of large groups of robots. In: Advances in Artificial Intelligence - SBIA 2008 : 19th Brazilian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence Savador, Brazil, October 26-30, 2008. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 268-277. ISBN 9783540881896

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The use of large groups of robots, generally called swarms, has gained increased attention in recent years. In this paper, we present and experimentally validate an algorithm that allows a swarm of robots to navigate in an environment containing unknown obstacles. A coordination mechanism based on dynamic role assignment and local communication is used to help robots that may get stuck in regions of local minima. Experiments were performed using both a realistic simulator and a group of real robots and the obtained results showed the feasibility of the proposed approach.

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