Multi-robot area exploration with limited-range communications

@article{Sheng2004MultirobotAE,
  title={Multi-robot area exploration with limited-range communications},
  author={Weihua Sheng and Qingyan Yang and Song Ci and Ning Xi},
  journal={2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (IEEE Cat. No.04CH37566)},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={1414-1419 vol.2}
}
This paper proposes a reliable and efficient multi-robot coordination algorithm to accomplish an area exploration task given that the communication range of each robot is limited. This algorithm is based on a distributed bidding model to coordinate the movement of multiple robots. Two measures are developed to accommodate the limited-range communications. First, the distances between robots are considered in the bidding algorithm so that the robots tend to stay close to each other. Second, a… CONTINUE READING
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