An efficacious method to assemble a modern multi-modal robotic team: dilemmas, challenges, possibilities and solutions
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PublisherDaisuke Chugo, Sho Yokota
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A modern multiagent robotic platform consists of a cooperative team of humans which develop a collaborative team of robots. The multi-modal nature of both the system and the team causes a complex problem which needs to be solved for optimum performance. Both the management and the technical aspect of a modern robotic team are explored in this Chapter in the platform of the RoboCup Competition. RoboCup is an example of such an environment where researchers from different disciplines join to develop a robotic team for completion as an evaluation challenge (Robocup, 2011). RoboCup competitions were first proposed by Mackworth in 1993. The main goal of this scientific competition is to exploit, improve and integrate the methods and techniques from robotics, machine vision and artificial intelligence disciplines to create an autonomous team of soccer playing robots(Kitano, 1997a; Kitano, 1997b; Kitano et al., 1997). Such experiment includes several challenges, from inviting an expert of specific field to the team to choosing bolts and nuts for each part of the robots. Usually each challenge has several possible solutions and choosing the best one is often challenging. We have participated in several world wide RoboCup competitions (Abdollahi, Samani et al. 2002, 2003 & 2004) and share our experience as an extensive instruction for setting up a modern robotic team including management and technical issues.
CitationAbdollahi, A.; Samani, H. An efficacious method to assemble a modern multi-modal robotic team: dilemmas, challenges, possibilities and solutions. A: "Introduction to modern robotics". Daisuke Chugo, Sho Yokota, 2012, p. 151-172.