Distributed architecture for effective multirobot cooperation in team competitions

Kai-Tai Song*, Chih Ching Tang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The research of multiagent systems has been widely studied for many years, however, the topic of multirobot team competitions has not been extensively investigated. In this paper, we propose a fully distributed, behavior-based software architecture termed Emerge, which facilitates flexible and reliable coordination on a team of robots performing tasks that may be subverted by another team of robots. Emerge enables the robots to achieve flexible action selections through the use of four mathematically-modeled motivations (practicability, feasibility, tendency and execution priority). With the aid of these motivations, the human knowledge, which usually involves a number of fuzzy concepts, may be conveniently merged to the robot team by following a clear and logical design procedure. The feasibility of this architecture has been demonstrated through an example on a team of robots performing a simulated 3-on-3 robot soccer game.

Original languageEnglish
Pages547-552
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1999
EventThe 25th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON'99) - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 29 Nov 19993 Dec 1999

Conference

ConferenceThe 25th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON'99)
CitySan Jose, CA, USA
Period29/11/993/12/99

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