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Using critical junctures and environmentally-dependent information for management of tightly-coupled cooperation in heterogeneou

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Using critical junctures and environmentally-dependent information for management of tightly-coupled cooperation in heterogeneou
— This paper addresses the challenge of forming appropriate heterogeneous robot teams to solve tightly-coupled, potentially multi-robot tasks, in which the robot capabilities may vary over the environment in which the task is being performed. Rather than making use of a permanent tightlycoupled robot team for performing the task, our approach aims to recognize when tight coupling is needed, and then only form tight cooperative teams at those times. This results in important cost savings, since coordination is only used when the independent operation of the team members would put mission success at risk. Our approach is to define a new semantic information type, called environmentally dependent information, which allows us to capture certain environmentally-dependent perceptual constraints on vehicle capabilities. We define locations at which the robot team must transition between tight and weak cooperation as critical junctures. Note that these critical juncture points are a functi...
Lynne E. Parker, Christopher M. Reardon, Heeten Ch
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where ICRA
Authors Lynne E. Parker, Christopher M. Reardon, Heeten Choxi, Cortney Bolden
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