AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Distributed Auction-Based Initialization of Mobile Robot Formations
Robert Louis Long, Ross Mead, Jerry B. Weinberg

Last modified: 2010-07-05

Abstract


The field of multi-robot coordination, specifically robot formation control, is rapidly expanding, with many applications proposed. In our previous work, we considered the problem of establishing and maintaining a formation of robots given an already connected network. We now propose a distributed auction-based method to autonomously initialize and reorganize the network structure of a formation of robots.

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