International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications

ICIRA 2009: Intelligent Robotics and Applications pp 100-111

Robot Formations for Area Coverage

  • Jürgen Leitner
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-10817-4_10

Volume 5928 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Leitner J. (2009) Robot Formations for Area Coverage. In: Xie M., Xiong Y., Xiong C., Liu H., Hu Z. (eds) Intelligent Robotics and Applications. ICIRA 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5928. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Two algorithms for area coverage (for use in space applications) were evaluated using a simulator and then tested on a multi-robot society consisting of LEGO Mindstorms robots. The two algorithms are (i) a vector force based implementation and (ii) a machine learning approach. The second is based on an organizational-learning oriented classifier system (OCS) introduced by Takadama in 1998.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Leitner
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    • 2
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  1. 1.Helsinki University of TechnologyFinland
  2. 2.Luleå University of TechnologySweden
  3. 3.The University of TokyoJapan