Improving the performance of multi-robot systems by task switching

@article{Sung2013ImprovingTP,
  title={Improving the performance of multi-robot systems by task switching},
  author={Cynthia R. Sung and Nora Ayanian and Daniela Rus},
  journal={2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation},
  year={2013},
  pages={2999-3006}
}
We consider the problem of task assignment for a multi-robot system where each robot must attend to one or more queues of tasks. We assume that individual robots have no knowledge of tasks in the environment that are not in their queue. Robots in communication with each other may share information about active tasks and exchange queues to achieve lower cost for the system. We show that allowing this kind of task switching causes tasks to be completed more efficiently. In addition, we present… CONTINUE READING
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