Multi-Robot Exploration Controlled By A Market Economy

Robert Michael Zlot, Anthony (Tony) Stentz, M Bernardine Dias, and Scott Thayer
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 2002, pp. 3016 - 3023.


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Abstract
This work presents a novel approach to efficient multi-robot 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.

Keywords
market architecture, multirobot coordination, multirobot exploration

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Field Robotics Center
Associated Project(s): Cognitive Colonies
Number of pages: 9

Text Reference
Robert Michael Zlot, Anthony (Tony) Stentz, M Bernardine Dias, and Scott Thayer, "Multi-Robot Exploration Controlled By A Market Economy," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 2002, pp. 3016 - 3023.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Zlot_2002_3942,
   author = "Robert Michael Zlot and Anthony (Tony) Stentz and M Bernardine Dias and Scott Thayer",
   editor = "IEEE",
   title = "Multi-Robot Exploration Controlled By A Market Economy",
   booktitle = "IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation",
   pages = "3016 - 3023",
   month = "May",
   year = "2002",
   volume = "3",
}