Multiagent Robotic Systems
Dr. Ronald C. Arkin.
- Dr. Jonathan Cameron.
- Khaled Ali
- NSF Grant IRI-9100149, ARPA/ONR and
the CIMS/AT&T Intelligent Mechatronics Laboroatory.
Research in Robot Formations
- NSF Project
- Design criteria have been developed for multiagent reactive
robotic systems for a variety of tasks. In particular, various
communication methods and social organizations were studied and
quantitatively evaluated. The environments are assumed to be at best
only partially known. Researchers on this project:
Ronald C. Arkin.
- ARPA Project
- Multiagent task-achieving behavior is being studied in the
context of hostile environments.
Teleautonomous control of robot societies is also being
evaluated as well as various formation control techniques.
Formal methods for expressing teams of robots are being
developed. This research is related to the ongoing ARPA effort in the
UGV Demo II project.
- CIMS/AT&T Project
- A multi-disciplinary group of students and researchers designed and built
a three robot team of foraging robots. The robots competed in and won
the ``Clean Up the Office'' event at the 1994 AAAI robot competition.
A reactive strategy for multiagent cooperation helps the robots
search for trash objects, which they grasp and carry to wastebaskets.
Some Recent Results In Multiagent Communication:
- Simulation runs of robots executing three tasks examined in research at Georgia Tech.
- Comparision of performance in simulation (top) and on real robots (bottom) executing
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