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Graphbots: cooperative motion planning in discrete spaces

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3 Author(s)
S. Khuller ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA ; E. Rivlin ; A. Rosenfeld

Most previous theoretical work on motion planning for a group of robots has addressed the problem of path planning for the individual robots sequentially, in geometrically simple regions of Euclidean space (e.g. a planar region containing polygonal obstacles). In this paper, we define a version of the motion-planning problem in which the robots move simultaneously. We establish conditions under which a team of robots having a particular configuration can move from any start location to any goal destination in a graph-structured space. We show that, for a group of robots that maintain a fixed formation, we can find the “shortest” path in polynomial time, and we give faster algorithms for special kinds of environments

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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C (Applications and Reviews)  (Volume:28 ,  Issue: 1 )