Distributed Protocols for Cooperative Multi-robot Systems

Distributed Protocols for Cooperative Multi-robot Systems

Jeff S. Shamma

Abstract

In cooperative multi-robot systems, there is a group of robots that seek to achieve a collective task as a team. Each individual robot makes decisions based on available local information as well as limited communications with neighboring robots. The challenge is to design local protocols that result in desired global outcomes. In contrast to a traditional centralized control paradigm, both measurements and decisions are distributed among multiple actors. This talk surveys various results for cooperative robotics based on methods drawn from game theory and distributed optimization, with applications to area coverage, cooperative pursuit, and self-assembly.


Presenter

Jeff S. Shamma

Professor of Electrical Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia
Region 8 Europe Mid East Africa

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Date & Time

Sat, April 4, 2020