Cognitive-based Adaptive Control for Cooperative Multi-Robot Coverage

Abstract : In this paper, the problem of positioning a team of mobile robots for a surveillance task in a non-convex environment with obstacles is considered. The robots are equipped with global positioning capabilities (for instance they are equipped with GPS) and visual sensors able to monitor the surrounding environment. Furthermore, they are able to communicate one with each other. The goal is to maximize the area monitored by the team, by identifying the best configuration of the team members. Due to the non-convex nature of the problem, an analytical solution can not be obtained. The proposed method is based on a new cognitive-based, adaptive optimization algorithm (CAO). This method allows getting coordinated and scalable controls to accomplish the task, even when the obstacles are unknown and the team is heterogeneous, i.e. each robot is equipped with a different type of visual sensor. Extensive simulations are presented to show the efficiency of the proposed approach.
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Alessandro Renzaglia, Lefteris Doitsidis, Agostino Martinelli, Elias Kosmatopoulos. Cognitive-based Adaptive Control for Cooperative Multi-Robot Coverage. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent System (IROS), Oct 2010, Taipei, Taiwan. ⟨inria-00537808v2⟩

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