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Formations of multi-agent systems, such as mobile robots, satellites and aircraft, require individual agents to satisfy their kinematic equations while constantly maintaining interagent constraints. In this paper, we develop a systematic framework for studying formation motion feasibility of multi-agent systems. In particular, we consider formations wherein(More)
In search and rescue missions, Micro Air Vehicles (MAV's) can assist rescuers to faster locate victims inside a large search area and to coordinate their efforts. Acoustic signals play an important role in outdoor rescue operations. Emergency whistles, as found on most aircraft life vests, are commonly carried by people engaging in outdoor activities, and(More)
This paper describes an approach to the modeling and control of multiagent populations composed of a large number of agents. The complexity of population modeling is avoided by assuming a stochastic approach, under which the agent distribution over the state space is modeled. The dynamics of the state probability density functions is determined, and a(More)
—Employing a group of independently controlled flying micro air vehicles (MAVs) for aerial coverage missions, instead of a single flying robot, increases the robustness and efficiency of the missions. Designing a group of MAVs requires addressing new challenges, such as inter-robot collision avoidance and formation control, where individual's knowledge(More)
This paper introduces a testbed for sensor and robot network systems, currently composed of 10 cameras and 5 mobile wheeled robots equipped with several sensors for self-localization, obstacle avoidance and vision cameras, and wireless communications. The testbed includes a service-oriented middleware to enable fast prototyping and implementation of(More)
This paper proposes the use of a discrete event system to model the navigation of a homogeneous population of mobile robots moving in an environment composed of a number of discrete sites. We derive results that relate the blocking and controllability properties of the automaton modeling the complete system with the blocking and controllability properties(More)