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Collaboration strategy for autonomous highly specialized robots
Author(s): Sarosh N. Talukdar; Sanjay Sachdev; Eduardo Camponogara
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Paper Abstract

The typical planning, design or operations problem has multiple objectives and constraints. Such problems can be solved using only autonomous agents, each specializing in a small and distinct subset of the overall objectives and constraints. No centralized control is necessary. Instead, agents collaborate by observing and modifying one another's work. Convergence to good solutions for a variety of real and academic problems has been obtained by embedding a few simple rules in each agent. The paper develops these rules and illustrates their use.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3209, Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Autonomous Robotic Systems, (22 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.287629
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Sarosh N. Talukdar, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Sanjay Sachdev, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Eduardo Camponogara, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3209:
Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Autonomous Robotic Systems
Paul S. Schenker; Gerard T. McKee, Editor(s)

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