Colony of Robots for Exploration Based on Multi-Agent System

  • Ian Hughes Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Escuela de Ingeniería Eléctrica Avda. Brasil #2147 Valparaíso - Chile
  • Ginno Millán Universidad Católica del Norte Escuela de Ingeniería Larrondo #1281 Coquimbo - Chile
  • Claudio Cubillos Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Escuela de Ingeniería Eléctrica Avda. Brasil #2147 Valparaíso - Chile
  • Gastón Lefranc Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Escuela de Ingeniería Eléctrica Avda. Brasil #2147 Valparaíso - Chile

Abstract

In this paper a colony of robots for closed environments exploration is presented. This small colony of robots, conformed by mobile robots and a quadcopter, is based on heterogeneous Multi-Agent System (MAS). The objective of the system is to quickly recognize a closed three-dimensional environment, without access to references such as a Global Positioning System (GPS), to perform exploration of each unit with different characteristics and perform a joint recognition. All communications work wirelessly with a system responsible of data collection, tracking and managing  ll collected information. Finally, it provides a basis for multi-agent robots which allow recognition, mapping and information gathering in places where units are efficiently deployed the entire colony’s abilities.

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Published
2014-12-01
How to Cite
HUGHES, Ian et al. Colony of Robots for Exploration Based on Multi-Agent System. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS COMMUNICATIONS & CONTROL, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 6, p. 703-710, dec. 2014. ISSN 1841-9844. Available at: <http://univagora.ro/jour/index.php/ijccc/article/view/1475>. Date accessed: 11 aug. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.15837/ijccc.2014.6.1475.

Keywords

Colony of robots, Multi-Agent Systems (MAS), robotics