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Achieving cooperation in a distributed multi-robot team

Chang, Mark & Wyeth, Gordon (2003) Achieving cooperation in a distributed multi-robot team. In Roberts, Jonathan & Wyeth, Gordon (Eds.) Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2003, Australian Robotics and Automation Association Inc, Brisbane, Queensland.

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Abstract

DMAPS (Distributed Multi-Agent Planning System) is a planning system developed for distributed multi-robot teams based on MAPS (Multi-Agent Planning System). MAPS assumes that each agent has the same global view of the environment in order to determine the most suitable actions. This assumption fails when perception is local to the agents: each agent has only a partial and unique view of the environment. DMAPS addresses this problem by creating a probabilistic global view on each agent by fusing the perceptual information from each robot. The experimental results on consuming tasks show that while the probabilistic global view is not identical on each robot, the shared view is still effective in increasing performance of the team.

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ID Code: 32822
Item Type: Conference Paper
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ISBN: 0958758352
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics (080101)
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2010 09:52
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:31

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