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Dispersion and exploration algorithms for robots in unknown environments
Author(s): Steven Damer; Luke Ludwig; Monica Anderson LaPoint; Maria Gini; Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos; John Budenske
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Paper Abstract

We study the problem of dispersing a group of small robots in an unknown environment. The objective is to cover the environment as much as possible while staying within communications range. We assume there is no central control, the environment is unknown and with complex obstacles, the robots operate without any central control, and have only limited communications with other robots and limited sensing capabilities. We present algorithms and validate them experimentally in the Player/Stage simulation environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6230, Unmanned Systems Technology VIII, 62300Q (9 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668915
Show Author Affiliations
Steven Damer, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
Luke Ludwig, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
Monica Anderson LaPoint, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
Maria Gini, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
John Budenske, Architecture Technology Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6230:
Unmanned Systems Technology VIII
Grant R. Gerhart; Charles M. Shoemaker; Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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