Parker, Lynne E.

Multi-Robot Systems. From Swarms to Intelligent Automata Volume III Proceedings from the 2005 International Workshop on Multi-Robot Systems / [electronic resource] : edited by Lynne E. Parker, Frank E. Schneider, Alan C. Schultz. - Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2005. - IX, 299 p. online resource.

Task Allocation -- The Generation of Bidding Rules for Auction-Based Robot Coordination -- Issues in Multi-Robot Coalition Formation -- Sensor Network-Mediated Multi-Robot Task Allocation -- Coordination in Dynamic Environments -- Multi-Objective Cooperative Control of Dynamical Systems -- Levels of Multi-Robot Coordination for Dynamic Environments -- Parallel Stochastic Hill- Climbing with Small Teams -- Toward Versatility of Multi-Robot Systems -- Information / Sensor Sharing and Fusion -- Decentralized Communication Strategies for Coordinated Multi-Agent Policies -- Improving Multirobot Multitarget Tracking by Communicating Negative Information -- Enabling Autonomous Sensor-Sharing for Tightly-Coupled Cooperative Tasks -- Distributed Mapping and Coverage -- Merging Partial Maps Without Using Odometry -- Distributed Coverage of Unknown/Unstructured Environments by Mobile Sensor Networks -- Motion Planning and Control -- Real-Time Multi-Robot Motion Planning with Safe Dynamics -- A Multi-Robot Testbed for Biologically-Inspired Cooperative Control -- Human-Robot Interaction -- Task Switching and Multi-Robot Teams -- User Modelling for Principled Sliding Autonomy in Human-Robot Teams -- Applications -- Multi-Robot Chemical Plume Tracing -- Deploying Air-Ground Multi-Robot Teams in Urban Environments -- Precision Manipulation with Cooperative Robots -- Poster Short Papers -- A Robust Monte-Carlo Algorithm for Multi-Robot Localization -- A Dialogue-Based Approach to Multi-Robot Team Control -- Hybrid Free-Space Optics/Radio Frequency (FSO/RF) Networks for Mobile Robot Teams -- Swarming UAVS Behavior Hierarchy -- The Gnats — Low-Cost Embedded Networks for Supporting Mobile Robots -- Role Based Operations -- Ergodic Dynamics by Design: A Route to Predictable Multi-Robot Systems.

TheThird International Workshop on Multi-Robot Systems was held in March 2005 at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D. C. , USA. Bringing together leading researchers and government sponsors for three days of technicalinterchange on multi-robot systems, theworkshop follows two previous highly successful gatherings in 2002 and 2003. Likethe previous two workshops, the meeting began with presentations byvarious government p- gram managers describing application areas and programs with an interest in multi-robot systems. U. S. Government representatives were on handfrom theOf?ce of Naval Research and several other governmental of?ces. Top - searchers inthe ?eld then presented their current activities in many areas of multi-robot systems. Presentations spannedawide rangeof topics, incl- ing task allocation, coordination in dynamicenvironments, information/sensor sharing andfusion, distributed mapping and coverage, motion planning and control, human-robot interaction, and applications of multi-robot systems. All presentations were given in a single-track workshop format. This proce- ings documents the work presented at the workshop. The research presen- tions were followed by panel discussions, in which all participants interacted to highlight the challenges of this ?eld and to develop possible solutions. In addition to the invited research talks, researchers and students were given an opportunity to present their work at poster sessions. We would like to thank the Naval Research Laboratory for sponsoring this workshop and providing the - cilitiesforthesemeetingstotakeplace. WeareextremelygratefultoMagdalena Bugajska, Paul Wiegand, and Mitchell A. Potter, for their vital help (and long hours) in editing these proceedings and to Michelle Caccivio for providing the administrative support to the workshop.


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Artificial intelligence.
Automation and Robotics.
Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics).
Engineering, general.
Systems and Information Theory in Engineering.
Control Engineering.

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