Model Checking Hybrid Multiagent Systems for the RoboCup

  • Ulrich Furbach
  • Jan Murray
  • Falk Schmidsberger
  • Frieder Stolzenburg
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5001)

Abstract

This paper shows how multiagent systems can be modeled by a combination of UML statecharts and hybrid automata. This allows formal system specification on different levels of abstraction on the one hand, and expressing real-time system behavior with continuous variables on the other hand. It is shown how multi-robot systems can be modeled by hybrid and hierarchical state machines and how model checking techniques for hybrid automata can be applied. An enhanced synchronization concept is introduced that allows synchronization taking time and avoids state explosion to a certain extent.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Furbach
    • 1
  • Jan Murray
    • 1
  • Falk Schmidsberger
    • 2
  • Frieder Stolzenburg
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität Koblenz-Landau, Artificial Intelligence Research GroupKoblenz 
  2. 2.Hochschule Harz, Automation and Computer Sciences Department Wernigerode 

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