The Multi-Robot Systems: A Comparative Study on Coordination

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Multi-Robot Systems, because of their diverse and complex applications in various fields such as military, nuclear environment, disaster management etc. are becoming the focus of numerous research projects. The key to successful tasking of MRS is cooperation and coordination. A number of research activities have brought out different approaches to coordination, some of them being task-specific. Based on the taxonomy of coordination between multiple robots already published, we in this paper attempt to carryout a comparative study of the coordination approaches for task suitability, team cooperation and optimality. Five coordination approaches have been considered bringing out their relative merits.


Keywords: Robotics, Mutirobots, Multi-Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Coordination, Robotic Applications
Stream: Knowledge and Technology
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Jeena Jacob

Lecturer, SCAD College of Engineering
Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India

Miss. I. Jeena Jacob is an aluminous of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. She graduated in Computer Science and Engineering in 2004. She finished her M.E in Computer Science and Engineering from Karunya University. She has taken up teaching Computer Science and Engineering since 2006. Her areas of interest are Multirobotics and Software agents.

Prof. D.K Muthiah

Professor, Computer Science, SCAD College of Engineering and Technology
Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India

Prof. D.K. Muthiah is an aluminous of Madras University. He graduated in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1975. He completed his M.E in Guided Missiles Engineering from Pune University. He was involved in research and development of airborne electro optic systems and unmanned aerial vehicles for the department of defense. He has taken up teaching Computer Science and Engineering since 2001. His areas of interest are parallel and distributed computing, advanced and high speed computer networks.

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