Effects of Communication Restriction on Online Multi-robot Exploration in Bounded Environments

Elizabeth A. Jensen, Maria Gini

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In multi-robot exploration for real-world applications, the amount of communication available in a given environment can vary greatly, and has significant effects on the performance of the robot team. We compare algorithms which use three communication models, from unlimited global communication to unplanned, semi-random encounters between robots; and we evaluate each algorithms’ performance with different sized robot teams in three environments. We provide simulation results showing how the algorithms perform under optimal conditions, and discuss how real-world situations impact performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics
ISSN (Print)2511-1256
ISSN (Electronic)2511-1264

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  • Limited communication
  • Multi-robot
  • Online exploration


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