Robots and Sensor Clouds

Volume 36 of the series Studies in Systems, Decision and Control pp 3-31


A Pricing Mechanism for Task Oriented Resource Allocation in Cloud Robotics

  • Lujia WangAffiliated withSchool of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Techonological University Email author 
  • , Ming LiuAffiliated withDepartment of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
  • , Max Q.-H. MengAffiliated withDepartment of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Cloud robotics is currently driving interests in both academia and industry, especially for systems with limited computation capability. Resource allocation is the fundamental and dominant problem for resource sharing among agents in the cloud robotics system. This chapter introduces a novel resource allocation framework for cloud robotics and proposes a Stackelberg game model and the corresponding task oriented pricing mechanism for resource allocation. Simulation investigates the parameter selection and time cost of the proposed mechanism. Experimental results of co-localization task demonstrate that the proposed mechanism achieve an optimal performance in resource allocation.


Pricing algorithm Resource allocation Cloud robotics