Chapman and Hall/CRC
Multi-robot systems are a major research topic in robotics. Designing, testing, and deploying aerial robots in the real world is a possibility due to recent technological advances. This book explores different aspects of cooperation in multi-agent systems. It covers the team approach, as well as deterministic decision making. It also presents distributed receding horizon control, as well as conflict resolution, artificial potentials, and symbolic planning. The book also covers association with limited communications, as well as genetic algorithms and game theory reasoning. Multi-agent decision making and algorithms for optimal planning are also covered, along with case studies.
· Provides a comprehensive introduction to multi-robot systems planning and task allocation
· Explores multi robot aerial planning, flight planning, orienteering and coverage, and deployment, patrolling, and foraging
· Includes real-world case studies
· Treats different aspects of cooperation in multi-agent systems
Both scientists and practitioners in the field of robotics will find this text valuable. Yasmina Bestaoui-Sebbane earned her PhD in Control and Computer Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mecanique, Nantes, France, in 1989 (currently Ecole Centrale de Nantes), and the Habilitation to Direct Research in Robotics, from the University of Evry, France, in 2000. Her research interests included control, planning, and decision making of unmanned systems, particularly unmanned aerial vehicles and robots.
Multi Aerial Robot Planning. Introduction. Team Approach. Deterministic Decision Making. Association with Limited Communications. Multi-Agent Decision Making under Uncertainty.Case Studies. Flight Planning. Introduction. Path and Trajectory Planning. Guidance and Collision/Obstacle Avoidance. Mission Planning. Orienteering and Coverage. Introduction. Operational Research Preliminaries. Orienteering. Coverage. Deployment, Patrolling, and Foraging. Introduction. Aerial Deployment. Patrolling. Foraging. Conclusion.