Sustainable multi-robot patrol of an open polyline

Elizabeth Jensen, Michael Franklin, Sara Lahr, Maria L Gini

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Abstract

We present an algorithm that maintains coverage of an open polyline patrolled by a team of robots. While previous work has focused on the uniformity of patrolling, we focus on ensuring the longevity of the system in the face of robot failures. A central control tower monitors the battery levels of the robots, and recalls them when they are low on power replacing them with fully charged robots. We compare two methods for replacement, both of which aim to keep coverage interruptions to a minimum. We present results obtained through physical experiments and simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011
Pages4792-4797
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011 - Shanghai, China
Duration: May 9 2011May 13 2011

Publication series

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

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period5/9/115/13/11

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