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Issue 9 • Date Sept. 2011

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): C1
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  • Proceedings of the IEEE publication information

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): C2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 1461
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  • Towards a Specialized Search Engine for Language Learners [Point of View]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1462 - 1465
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  • Special Issue on Swarming in Natural and Engineered Systems [Scanning the Issue]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1466 - 1469
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  • Experimental Study and Modeling of Group Retrieval in Ants as an Approach to Collective Transport in Swarm Robotic Systems

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1470 - 1481
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    Group food retrieval in some ant species serves as a useful paradigm for multirobot collective transport strategies that are decentralized, scalable, and do not require a priori information about the payload. We present a comprehensive overview of group retrieval in ants and investigate this phenomenon in Aphaenogaster cockerelli in order to extract the ants' roles during transport, the rules that... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic Vehicle Routing for Robotic Systems

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1482 - 1504
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    Recent years have witnessed great advancements in the science and technology of autonomy, robotics, and networking. This paper surveys recent concepts and algorithms for dynamic vehicle routing (DVR), that is, for the automatic planning of optimal multivehicle routes to perform tasks that are generated over time by an exogenous process. We consider a rich variety of scenarios relevant for robotic ... View full abstract»

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  • Deterministic Gossiping

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1505 - 1524
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    For the purposes of this paper, “gossiping” is a distributed process whose purpose is to enable the members of a group of autonomous agents to asymptotically determine, in a decentralized manner, the average of the initial values of their scalar gossip variables. This paper discusses several different deterministic protocols for gossiping which avoid deadlocks and achieve consensus u... View full abstract»

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  • Graph-theoretic connectivity control of mobile robot networks

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1525 - 1540
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    In this paper, we provide a theoretical framework for controlling graph connectivity in mobile robot networks. We discuss proximity-based communication models composed of disk-based or uniformly-fading-signal-strength communication links. A graph-theoretic definition of connectivity is provided, as well as an equivalent definition based on algebraic graph theory, which employs the adjacency and La... View full abstract»

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  • Eyes in the Sky: Decentralized Control for the Deployment of Robotic Camera Networks

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1541 - 1561
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    This paper presents a decentralized control strategy for positioning and orienting multiple robotic cameras to collectively monitor an environment. The cameras may have various degrees of mobility from six degrees of freedom, to one degree of freedom. The control strategy is proven to locally minimize a novel metric representing information loss over the environment. It can accommodate groups of c... View full abstract»

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  • Toward Robotic Sensor Webs: Algorithms, Systems, and Experiments

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1562 - 1586
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    This paper presents recent advances in multiagent sensing and operation in dynamic environments. Technology trends point towards a fusion of wireless sensor networks with robotic swarms of mobile robots. In this paper, we discuss the coordination and collaboration between networked robotic systems, featuring algorithms for cooperative operations such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) swarming. We... View full abstract»

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  • Control of Ensembles of Aerial Robots

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1587 - 1602
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    There are many examples in nature where large groups of individuals are able to maintain 3-D formations while navigating in complex environments. This paper addresses the development of a framework and robot controllers that enable a group of aerial robots to maintain a formation with partial state information while avoiding collisions. The central concept is to develop a low-dimensional abstracti... View full abstract»

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  • Admiral Byrd's Antarctic Expedition and the First Graf Zeppelin [Scanning Our Past]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1603 - 1606
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  • Future Special Issues/Special Sections of the Proceedings

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1607 - 1608
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  • Are you keeping up with technology or falling behind [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): C3
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): C4
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