Distributed Coverage Control by Robot Networks in Unknown Environments Using a Modified EM Algorithm

@inproceedings{Hasanbeig2017DistributedCC,
  title={Distributed Coverage Control by Robot Networks in Unknown Environments Using a Modified EM Algorithm},
  author={Mohammadhosein Hasanbeig and Lacra Pavel},
  year={2017}
}
In this paper, we study a distributed control algorithm for the problem of unknown area coverage by a network of robots. The coverage objective is to locate a set of targets in the area and to minimize the robots’ energy consumption. The robots have no prior knowledge about the location and also about the number of the targets in the area. One efficient approach that can be used to relax the robots’ lack of knowledge is to incorporate an auxiliary learning algorithm into the control scheme. A… CONTINUE READING