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“Look out!”: Socially-Mediated Obstacle Avoidance in Collective Transport

  • Eliseo Ferrante
  • Manuele Brambilla
  • Mauro Birattari
  • Marco Dorigo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6234)

Abstract

In collective transport, a group of robots has to cooperate in order to transport an object. Collective transport is necessary when transporting the object is hard or impossible for a single robot. The task is particularly difficult when communication bandwidth is limited, there is no access to global information or when using a decentralized approach. In these cases, an effective distributed coordination among the robots is necessary.

Keywords

Obstacle Avoidance Transport Behavior Goal Location Communication Bandwidth Cluttered Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eliseo Ferrante
    • 1
  • Manuele Brambilla
    • 1
  • Mauro Birattari
    • 1
  • Marco Dorigo
    • 1
  1. 1.IRIDIA, CoDEUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

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