Dynamic task allocation for robots via auctions

Maitreyi Nanjanath, Maria L Gini

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Abstract

We present an auction-based method for the allocation of tasks to a group of robots. The robots operate in a 2D environment for which they have a map. Tasks are locations in the map that have to be visited by the robots. Unexpected obstacles and other delays may prevent a robot from being able to complete its allocated tasks. Therefore tasks not yet achieved are rebid every time a robot accomplishes a task. This provides an opportunity to improve the allocation of the remaining tasks and to reduce the overall task completion time. We present experimental results that we have obtained in simulation using Player/Stage with this task allocation mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006
Pages2781-2786
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 27 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 15 2006May 19 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume2006
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/15/065/19/06

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