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Indirect cooperation between mobile robots through an active environment

Olivier Simonin 1 François Charpillet 1 
1 MAIA - Autonomous intelligent machine
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : In this work we study indirect robots' perception and co- operation by enabling a way of communication through the environ- ment. It consists in paving the oor with communicating tiles, each one beeing connected to its neighbors and implementing an autonomous process. This regular network constitutes a grid world in which robots can read and write information. So bio-inspired models using marking of the environment, such as digital pheromones, can be implemented with real robots. We present experimental results showing the interest of the approach in multi-robot problems, by using message diusion and pheromone evaporation processes.
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Olivier Simonin, François Charpillet. Indirect cooperation between mobile robots through an active environment. 5th National Conference on “Control Architecture of Robots”, May 2010, Douai, France. pp.71-80. ⟨inria-00546388⟩



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