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The studies about multiple mobile robots have been developed. Formation control is an important theme since it is applicable in various themes. "Leader-following" strategy is a suitable method for controlling multiple mobile robots in formation. It is because it is easy to control robots and to express a formation of robots. But in this strategy, it is difficult to consider the ability gap of a robot like human being. In respect of autonomous decentralized control, it is important to control robots in most suitable formation considering the ability of a robot. Each robot has to be controlled by each controller according to the ability. The purpose of this study is to control multiple mobile robots in formation considering the ability of a robot using "leader-following" strategy. At first, new idea which is called performance index is defined and new controller is proposed based on performance index. Second, compliance controller using a virtual repulsion is suggested in this paper, so that each robot can avoid collision. Finally simulation results show the validity of the proposed method.
Industrial Electronics Society, 2003. IECON '03. The 29th Annual Conference of the IEEE (Volume:3 )
Date of Conference: 2-6 Nov. 2003