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Issue 7 • Date July 2006

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c1
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  • Proceedings of the IEEE publication information

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1249 - 1250
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  • The Legacy of Moore's Law

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1251 - 1252
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  • Special Issue on Multirobot Systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1253
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  • Market-Based Multirobot Coordination: A Survey and Analysis

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1257 - 1270
    Cited by:  Papers (173)  |  Patents (1)
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    Market-based multirobot coordination approaches have received significant attention and are growing in popularity within the robotics research community. They have been successfully implemented in a variety of domains ranging from mapping and exploration to robot soccer. The research literature on market-based approaches to coordination has now reached a critical mass that warrants a survey and an... View full abstract»

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  • Assignment of Dynamically Perceived Tasks by Token Passing in Multirobot Systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1271 - 1288
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    The problem of assigning tasks to a group of robots acting in a dynamic environment is a fundamental issue for a multirobot system (MRS) and several techniques have been studied to address this problem. Such techniques usually rely on the assumption that tasks to be assigned are inserted into the system in a coherent fashion. In this work we consider a scenario where tasks to be accomplished are p... View full abstract»

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  • Building Multirobot Coalitions Through Automated Task Solution Synthesis

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1289 - 1305
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    This paper presents a reasoning system that enables a group of heterogeneous robots to form coalitions to accomplish a multirobot task using tightly coupled sensor sharing. Our approach, which we call ASyMTRe, maps environmental sensors and perceptual and motor control schemas to the required flow of information through the multirobot system, automatically reconfiguring the connections of schemas ... View full abstract»

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  • Decentralized Cooperative Aerial Surveillance Using Fixed-Wing Miniature UAVs

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1306 - 1324
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    Numerous applications require aerial surveillance. Civilian applications include monitoring forest fires, oil fields, and pipelines and tracking wildlife. Applications to homeland security include border patrol and monitoring the perimeter of nuclear power plants. Military applications are numerous. The current approach to these applications is to use a single manned vehicle for surveillance. Howe... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed Multirobot Exploration and Mapping

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1325 - 1339
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    Efficient exploration of unknown environments is a fundamental problem in mobile robotics. We present an approach to distributed multirobot mapping and exploration. Our system enables teams of robots to efficiently explore environments from different, unknown locations. In order to ensure consistency when combining their data into shared maps, the robots actively seek to verify their relative loca... View full abstract»

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  • Building Segment-Based Maps Without Pose Information

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1340 - 1359
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    Most map building methods employed by mobile robots are based on the assumption that an estimate of robot poses can be obtained from odometry readings or from observing landmarks or other robots. In this paper we propose methods to build a global geometric map by integrating scans collected by laser range scanners without using any knowledge about the robots' poses. We consider scans that are coll... View full abstract»

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  • Multirobot Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Using Manifold Representations

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1360 - 1369
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    This paper describes a novel representation for two-dimensional maps, and shows how this representation may be applied to the problem of multirobot simultaneous localization and mapping. We are inspired by the notion of a manifold, which takes maps out of the two-dimensional plane and onto a surface embedded in a higher-dimensional space. The key advantage of the manifold representation is self-co... View full abstract»

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  • Cooperation Issues and Distributed Sensing for Multirobot Systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1370 - 1383
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    This paper considers the properties a multirobot system should exhibit to perform an assigned task cooperatively. Our experiments regard specifically the domain of RoboCup middle-size league (MSL) competitions. But the illustrated techniques can be usefully applied also to other service robotics fields like, for example, videosurveillance. Two issues are addressed in the paper. The former refers t... View full abstract»

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  • Merging Occupancy Grid Maps From Multiple Robots

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1384 - 1397
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    Mapping can potentially be speeded up in a significant way by using multiple robots exploring different parts of the environment. But the core question of multirobot mapping is how to integrate the data of the different robots into a single global map. A significant amount of research exists in the area of multirobot mapping that deals with techniques to estimate the relative robots poses at the s... View full abstract»

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  • Safe Multirobot Navigation Within Dynamics Constraints

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1398 - 1411
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    This paper introduces a refinement of the classical sense-plan-act objective maximization method for setting agent goals, a real-time randomized path planner, a bounded acceleration motion control system, and a randomized velocity-space search for collision avoidance of multiple moving robotic agents. We have found this approach to work well for dynamic and unpredictable domains requiring real-tim... View full abstract»

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  • Incremental Coevolution With Competitive and Cooperative Tasks in a Multirobot Environment

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1412 - 1424
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    Coevolution has been receiving increased attention as a method for simultaneously developing the control structures of multiple agents. Our ultimate goal is the mutual development of skills through coevolution. The coevolutionary process is, however, often prone to settle into suboptimal strategies. The key to successful coevolution has thus far been unclear. This paper discusses how several robot... View full abstract»

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  • Coordinated Multiagent Teams and Sliding Autonomy for Large-Scale Assembly

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1425 - 1444
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    Recent research in human-robot interaction has investigated the concept of Sliding, or Adjustable, Autonomy, a mode of operation bridging the gap between explicit teleoperation and complete robot autonomy. This work has largely been in single-agent domains-involving only one human and one robot-and has not examined the issues that arise in multiagent domains. We discuss the issues involved in adap... View full abstract»

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  • How Multirobot Systems Research will Accelerate our Understanding of Social Animal Behavior

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1445 - 1463
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    Our understanding of social insect behavior has significantly influenced artificial intelligence (AI) and multirobot systems' research (e.g., ant algorithms and swarm robotics). In this work, however, we focus on the opposite question: "How can multirobot systems research contribute to the understanding of social animal behavior?" As we show, we are able to contribute at several levels. First, usi... View full abstract»

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  • Electrical Engineering Hall of Fame: Peder O. Pedersen

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1464 - 1466
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    In 1930, The Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) selected Peder O. Pedersen as the recipient of its Medal of Honor. He had become well known for his contributions to the development of the Poulsen arc system for wireless telegraphy and telephony. He also was a leader in engineering education in Denmark. He had become a Fellow of the IRE in 1915 and authored several papers published by the Proceedin... View full abstract»

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  • Future Special Issues/Special Sections of the Proceedings

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1467
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  • IEEE order form for reprints

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1468
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  • Put your technology leadership in writing

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c3
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  • Coming in August the Proceedings of the IEEE

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c4
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