Selective Method Based on Auctions for Map Inspection by Robotic Teams

  • Manuel Martín-Ortiz
  • Juan Pereda
  • Javier de Lope
  • Féliz de la Paz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6686)

Abstract

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Martín-Ortiz
    • 1
  • Juan Pereda
    • 1
  • Javier de Lope
    • 2
  • Féliz de la Paz
    • 3
  1. 1.ITRB Labs, Research, Technology Development and Innovation, S.LSpain
  2. 2.Computational Cognitive RoboticsUniversidad Politécnica de MadridSpain
  3. 3.Dept. Artificial IntelligenceUNEDSpain

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