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dc.contributorSiegwart, Roland
dc.contributor.authorAlonso Mora, Javier
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents a new way of looking at images and videos, Display Swarm, which is a novel robot display providing new types of visual experience. This work is focused on creating a multi-agent control method for real-time, autonomous and choreographic image display, where each pixel of an image is a mobile robot. This robot display consists of a large number of small autonomous agents, each one representing a pixel of the image, and aims at the generation of aesthetic effects that are impossible with a traditional display, such as, choreographic motion, image display and, finally video display. Moreover, this novel display is envisaged to allow human-computer interaction, where guests of a Theme Park might be able to control the movement of the group of robots. Imagine for example the case of a guest drawing a figure and the robots representing it, or, even more challenging, having them interactively represent a human face. Therefore this thesis presents a novel approach in the field of multi-agent pattern formation, linking it to the entertainment industry, an unexplored connection with a huge potential. Results of this work are general in the field of multi-agent pattern formation and might be applied to other applications. Moreover, formal results of this work are not limited to multi-agent pattern formation and image display, two main formal extensions of existing methods are also presented. First, an extension of Voronoi coverage for complex patterns; and second a novel local collision avoidance for large groups of non-holonomic agents.
dc.publisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
dc.publisherEidegenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica::Infografia
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica::Robòtica
dc.subject.lcshMobile robots
dc.subject.lcshIntelligent control systems
dc.subject.lcshImage processing -- Digital technique
dc.subject.lcshThree-dimensional display systems
dc.titleMulti-Agent Control for Autonomous, Real-time and Choreographic Image Display
dc.typeMaster thesis (pre-Bologna period)
dc.subject.lemacRobots mòbils
dc.subject.lemacSistemes de control intel·ligents
dc.subject.lemacImatges -- Processament -- Tècniques digitals
dc.subject.lemacVisualització tridimensional (Informàtica)
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dc.audience.educationlevelEstudis de primer/segon cicle
dc.audience.mediatorEscola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona
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