Levels of Multi-robot Coordination for Dynamic Environments

Colin McMillen, Paul Rybski, and Manuela Veloso
Multi-Robot Systems. From Swarms to Intelligent Automata, Lynne E. Parker, Frank E. Schneider, Alan C. Schultz, ed., Springer, 2005, pp. 53-64.


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Abstract
RoboCup, the international robot soccer competition, poses a set of extremely difficult challenges for multi-robot systems. To be competitive in RoboCup’s rapidly-changing, dynamic, adversarial environment, teams need to make use of effective coordination strategies. We describe some of our experiences with effective coordination of robots teams and introduce several levels of strategies which encapsulate coordination from the level of individual robots to synchronized coordination of the entire team.

Keywords
Adversarial environments, robot soccer, multi-robot coordination

Notes
Sponsor: United States Department of the Interior
Grant ID: P.O. Box 17, 3300 AA Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): MultiRobot Lab
Associated Project(s): Robotic Soccer

Text Reference
Colin McMillen, Paul Rybski, and Manuela Veloso, "Levels of Multi-robot Coordination for Dynamic Environments," Multi-Robot Systems. From Swarms to Intelligent Automata, Lynne E. Parker, Frank E. Schneider, Alan C. Schultz, ed., Springer, 2005, pp. 53-64.

BibTeX Reference
@incollection{McMillen_2005_6616,
   author = "Colin McMillen and Paul Rybski and Manuela Veloso",
   editor = "Lynne E. Parker, Frank E. Schneider, Alan C. Schultz",
   title = "Levels of Multi-robot Coordination for Dynamic Environments",
   booktitle = "Multi-Robot Systems. From Swarms to Intelligent Automata",
   pages = "53-64",
   publisher = "Springer",
   address = "P.O. Box 17, 3300 AA Dordrecht, The Netherlands",
   month = "January",
   year = "2005",
   volume = "3",
}