Coordination of Multiple Mobile Robots in an Object Carrying Task using Implicit Communication

Abstract

This paper addresses the problem of coordinating multiple mobile robots in a tightly coupled task by means of implicit communication. This approach allows the development of controllers that do not depend on any explicit data flow between the robots, thus relying only on local sensor information. A box-carrying task is used to validate the proposed methodology both in simulation and in real-world experiments. Results show that implicit communication can be used together or replacing explicit communication for the cooperative box carrying task, making the system more robust to faulty communication environments.

DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.2002.1013374

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@inproceedings{Pereira2002CoordinationOM, title={Coordination of Multiple Mobile Robots in an Object Carrying Task using Implicit Communication}, author={Guilherme A. S. Pereira and Bruno Santos Pimentel and Luiz Chaimowicz and Mario Fernando Montenegro Campos}, booktitle={ICRA}, year={2002} }