Masafumi Yamashita

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Consider a system of multiple mobile robots in which each robot, at infinitely many unpredictable time instants, observes the positions of all the robots and moves to a new position determined by the given algorithm. The robots are anonymous in the sense that they all execute the same algorithm and they cannot be distinguished by their appearances.(More)
We present a distributed algorithm for converging autonomous mobile robots with limited visibility toward a single point. Each robot is an omnidirectional mobile processor that repeatedly: 1) observes the relative positions of those robots that are visible; 2) computes its new position based on the observation using the given algorithm; 3) moves to that(More)
In anonymous networks, the processors do not have identity numbers. We investigate the following representative problems on anonymous networks: (a) the leader election problem, (b) the edge election problem, (c) the spanning tree construction problem, and (d) the topology recognition problem. On a given network, the above problems may or may not be(More)
We discuss fundamental formation and agreement problems for autonomous, synchronous robots with limited visibility. Each robots is a mobile processor that, at each discrete time instant, observes the relative positions of those robots that are within distance V of itself, computes its new position using the given algorithm, and then moves to that position.(More)
A network consists of a set of processors and a set of communication links connecting pairs of processors. ln the past, dozens of papers have been written on the subject of efficient distributed algorithms for various problems about networks, including leader election, spanning tree construction, and topology recognition (i.e., the determination of network(More)
Consider a system of multiple mobile robots in which each robot, at innnitely many unpredictable time instants, observes the positions of all the robots and moves to a new position determined by the given algorithm. The robots are anonymous in the sense that they all execute the same algorithm and they cannot be distinguished by their appearances. The(More)