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Teaching multi-robot coordination using demonstration of communication and state sharing

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Teaching multi-robot coordination using demonstration of communication and state sharing
Solutions to complex tasks often require the cooperation of multiple robots, however, developing multi-robot policies can present many challenges. In this work, we introduce teaching by demonstration in the context of multi-robot tasks, enabling a single teacher to instruct multiple robots to work together through a demonstration of the desired behavior. Within this framework, we contribute two approaches for teaching coordination based on different communication and information sharing strategies. To enable the teacher to divide attention between multiple robots, each robot uses a confidence-based algorithm that allows it to regulate its autonomy and determine the need for demonstration. Evaluation is performed using two Sony QRIO robots learning a real-world collaborative ball sorting task. Categories and Subject Descriptors I.2.9 [Artificial Intelligence]: Robotics General Terms Algorithms, Performance Keywords Learning from demonstration
Sonia Chernova, Manuela M. Veloso
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ATAL
Authors Sonia Chernova, Manuela M. Veloso
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