Accession Number : ADA299459

Title :   On Motion Coordination of Robots with Volume.

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MILWAUKEE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Minami, T. ; Kakugawa, H. ; Suzuki, Ichiro ; Yamashita, Masafumi

PDF Url : ADA299459

Report Date : 14 FEB 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : In the study of cooperative behavior of distributed autonomous robots, certain problems including convergence to a single point and formation of the given geometric figures have been discussed under a simplifying assumption that a robot is represented as a point that has no volume (1). In this paper, we represent each robot as a disc with some volume, rather than a point, and develop and evaluate two algorithms for moving many robots through a narrow gate. Though each robot is a disc, we assume that a robot does not block the view of other robots.

Descriptors :   *ROBOTS, *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, ALGORITHMS, DISTRIBUTION, GATES(CIRCUITS), GEOMETRIC FORMS, SELF OPERATION, BEHAVIOR.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE