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Dynamic Assignment in Distributed Motion Planning With Local Coordination

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Dynamic Assignment in Distributed Motion Planning With Local Coordination
Distributed motion planning of multiple agents raises fundamental and novel problems in control theory and robotics. In particular, in applications such as coverage by mobile sensor networks or multiple target tracking, a great new challenge is the development of motion planning algorithms that dynamically assign targets or destinations to multiple homogeneous agents, not relying on any a priori assignment of agents to destinations. In this paper, we address this challenge using two novel ideas. First, distributed multi-destination potential fields are developed, able to drive every agent to any available destination. Second, nearest neighbor coordination protocols are developed ensuring that distinct agents are assigned to distinct destinations. Integration of the overall system results in a distributed, multiagent, hybrid system for which we show that the mutual exclusion property of the final assignment is guaranteed for almost all initial conditions. Furthermore, we show that our d...
Michael M. Zavlanos, George J. Pappas
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TROB
Authors Michael M. Zavlanos, George J. Pappas
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