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Cooperative behavior-based control of decentralized mobile robots on an overhead box carrying task

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2 Author(s)
Udomkun, M. ; Dept. of Control Syst. & Instrum. Eng., King Mongkut''s Univ. of Technol. Thonburi, Bangkok ; Tangamchit, P.

We demonstrated that the regular behavior-based architecture can be used to control decentralized multiple robots on a tightly-coupled task. With carefully designed behaviors, the robots can work cooperatively and effectively. We divided the behaviors into two types: individual behaviors and group behaviors. Group behaviors, embedded as layers in the behavior-based architecture, act as a mechanism to induced coordination and synchronization among robots. The tightly-coupled task that we use as our testbed is the cooperative overhead transportation of a box, in which two robots have to carry a box over their tops. Little movement error will result in a fall of the box. The result illustrated the validity of the proposed method. The robots can move the box to a goal without falling down with a success rate of 80%.

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Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology, 2008. ECTI-CON 2008. 5th International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

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14-17 May 2008