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Cooperation and deadlock-handling for an object-sorting task in a multi-agent robotic system

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2 Author(s)
Fang-Chang Lin ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Inf. Eng., Nat. Taiwan Univ., Taipei, Taiwan ; Hsu, J.Y.-J.

This paper presents a deadlock-free cooperation protocol for an object-sorting task in a multi-agent system. The object-sorting task in a distributed robotic system is introduced and a cooperation protocol for the task along with the agent architecture is proposed. The agents are based on a homogeneous agent architecture that consists of search, motion, and communication modules coordinated through a global state. The deadlock problem for the object-sorting task is addressed and several deadlock-handling strategies are provided to guarantee the cooperation protocol is deadlock-free

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Robotics and Automation, 1995. Proceedings., 1995 IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

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21-27 May 1995