Multi-UAV Planning and Task Allocation

1st Edition

Yasmina Bestaoui Sebbane

Chapman and Hall/CRC
April 16, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 336 Pages
ISBN 9780367457822 - CAT# 351616
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Series

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Summary

Multi-robot systems are a major research topic in robotics. Designing, testing, and deploying aerial robots in the real world is a possibility due to recent technological advances. This book explores different aspects of cooperation in multi-agent systems. It covers the team approach, as well as deterministic decision making. It also presents distributed receding horizon control, as well as conflict resolution, artificial potentials, and symbolic planning. The book also covers association with limited communications, as well as genetic algorithms and game theory reasoning. Multi-agent decision making and algorithms for optimal planning are also covered, along with case studies.

Key features:

·         Provides a comprehensive introduction to multi-robot systems planning and task allocation

·         Explores multi robot aerial planning, flight planning, orienteering and coverage, and deployment, patrolling, and foraging

·         Includes real-world case studies

·         Treats different aspects of cooperation in multi-agent systems

Both scientists and practitioners in the field of robotics will find this text valuable. Yasmina Bestaoui-Sebbane earned her PhD in Control and Computer Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mecanique, Nantes, France, in 1989 (currently Ecole Centrale de Nantes), and the Habilitation to Direct Research in Robotics, from the University of Evry, France, in 2000. Her research interests included control, planning, and decision making of unmanned systems, particularly unmanned aerial vehicles and robots.

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