Selective Method Based on Auctions for Map Inspection by Robotic Teams
In the inspection of a known environment by a team of robots, communication problems may exists between members of the team, even, due to the hostile environment these members can be damaged. In this paper, a redundant, robust and fault tolerant method to cover a known environment using a multi-agent system and where the communications are not guaranteed is presented. Through a simple auction system for cooperation and coordination, the aim of this method is to provide an effective way to solve communication or hardware failures problems in the inspection task of a known environment. We have conducted several experiments in order to verify and validate the proposed approach. The results are commented and compared to other methods.
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