Team Distribution between Foraging Tasks with Environmental Aids to Increase Autonomy

Juan M. Nogales, Gina Maira Barbosa de Oliveira

Abstract

In this paper, robots have to distribute themselves across a set of regions where they will serve in foraging tasks, transporting objects repetitively. Each region stores information about the performance of the subgroup of robots serving that region. Robots can also share information between them and identify which region is offering better conditions to forage. In particular, each region has a different rate to recover recently removed objects, which demands a different number of robot foragers. We explore the effects of the network structure in robot distribution and their performance. Results indicate a small dependence of robot-robot connections and a great dependence of robot-environment interaction. Since cooperative robots are going after a global goal, the proposed distribution rules combined with environmental aids allowed them to make better decisions autonomously, increasing the number of transported objects and reducing the number of travels.

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in Harvard Style

Nogales J. and Barbosa de Oliveira G. (2018). Team Distribution between Foraging Tasks with Environmental Aids to Increase Autonomy.In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-275-2, pages 25-36. DOI: 10.5220/0006588700250036


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icaart18,
author={Juan M. Nogales and Gina Maira Barbosa de Oliveira},
title={Team Distribution between Foraging Tasks with Environmental Aids to Increase Autonomy},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},
year={2018},
pages={25-36},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006588700250036},
isbn={978-989-758-275-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
TI - Team Distribution between Foraging Tasks with Environmental Aids to Increase Autonomy
SN - 978-989-758-275-2
AU - Nogales J.
AU - Barbosa de Oliveira G.
PY - 2018
SP - 25
EP - 36
DO - 10.5220/0006588700250036