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Multi-UAV Planning and Task Allocation

1st Edition

By Yasmina Bestaoui Sebbane

Chapman and Hall/CRC

336 pages

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Description

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.

Key features:

· 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.

Table of Contents

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.

About the Author

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. She has been with the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Evry since 1999. From 1989 to 1998, she was with the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of NANTES. From September 1997 to July 1998, she was a Visiting Associate Professor in the Computer Science department at the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California, USA. Her research interest included control, planning, and decision making of unmanned systems, particularly unmanned aerial vehicles and robots. She is the author of three other books.

About the Series

Chapman & Hall/CRC Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM012040
COMPUTERS / Programming / Games
COM037000
COMPUTERS / Machine Theory
COM044000
COMPUTERS / Neural Networks
COM051300
COMPUTERS / Programming / Algorithms
COM059000
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical
TEC037000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Robotics