Coordination and communication in scenarios where a multitude of robots are presents represent very critical aspects when designing robot ensembles. This paper will show how is it possible to coordinate and sub-divide tasks in a homogeneous ensemble of robots, exploiting a wall-following case study in which every bot has to be aware of the presence of other peers, by adapting its choices accordingly and cooperate to improve the overall performances. The global task has to be accomplished with extremely limited communication capabilities and by distributed coordination. Software simulations that model existing robots were performed for helping us to show the efficiency of the proposed approach.
Coordination And Task Division In Robot Ensembles: Perimeter Sweep Case Study / Capodieci, Nicola; Cabri, Giacomo. - STAMPA. - (2012), pp. 101-103. (Intervento presentato al convegno 21st IEEE International WETICE conference tenutosi a Toulouse, France nel June 25-27) [10.1109/WETICE.2012.22].