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Coordination in multi-agent RoboCup teams
This paper focuses on various aspects of coordination in the framework of the RoboCup competitions and presents a behavior-based technique for position selection and the so-called holonic approach from the multi-agent perspective. Expand
Communication and Coordination Among Heterogeneous Mid-Size Players: ART99
The coordination framework developed has been successfully applied during the 1999 official competitions allowing both for a significant improvement of the overall team performance and for a complete interchangeability of all the robots. Expand
Distributing a robotic system on a network: the ETHNOS approach
A global approach to distributed computation for intelligent robotic systems that allows the robot to merge with the environment it operates in and issue commands to remote robots and receive feedback in real-time. Expand
Using roadmaps to classify regions of space for autonomous robot navigation
This paper combines the use of dynamic analogical representations of the environment with an efficient roadmap extraction method, to guide the robot navigation and to classify the different regions of space in which the robot moves. Expand
ART'00 - Azzurra Robot Team for the Year 2000
Robotic soccer is a challenging research domain that can be used to explore new problems and test new techniques/solutions in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Robotics, as well asExpand
ETHNOS: a light architecture for real-time mobile robotics
A distributed software architecture is proposed which implements a hybrid (pre-emptive/non-pre-emption) task scheduling policy and a dedicated inter-task communication protocol, offering an efficient programming interface for the development of soft real-time robotic applications. Expand
Coordination strategies for the goal-keeper of a RoboCup mid-size team
In robot soccer, as well as in real soccer and in every team effort, coordination between members of a team is a key issue. We describe the coordination strategies that were designed to achieveExpand
Azzurra Robot Team - ART
The goal of the project is to build a team where players have different features, both hardware and software, but retain the ability to coordinate their behaviour within the team, and ART includes several types of players, that are built on top of two hardware bases: baseART and MoRo. Expand
Distributed Coordination in Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Systems
An approach to distributed coordination of a multi-robot system that is based on dynamic role assignment that has been successfully implemented within the team of heterogeneous robots Azzurra Robot Team in a very dynamic hostile environment provided by the RoboCup robotic soccer competitions. Expand
A programming environment for real-time control of distributed multiple robotic systems
ETHNOS-IV - a programming environment for the design of a real-time control system composed of different robots, devices and external supervising or control stations - is presented, which has been successfully used within the Italian ART robot team in the RoboCup-99 competition. Expand