Multi-agent push behaviors for large sets of passive objects

Samuel Rodriguez, Marco Morales, Nancy M. Amato

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Abstract

We present a reactive multi-agent push system for a large set of objects. The behavior for the pushing agents consists of: 1) selecting and updating an object set to push, 2) reaching positions near the objects to start influencing, 3) pushing the objects along a path to the goal region, and 4) regrouping when needed to ensure the group is packed tightly enough. The emergent properties of the behavior allow us to test how effectively a group of agents can push a set of objects through the environment with different strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIROS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4437-4442
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509037629
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2016 - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Oct 9 2016Oct 14 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Volume2016-November
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Other

Other2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2016
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaejeon
Period10/9/1610/14/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

Cite this

Rodriguez, S., Morales, M., & Amato, N. M. (2016). Multi-agent push behaviors for large sets of passive objects. In IROS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 4437-4442). [7759653] (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems; Vol. 2016-November). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2016.7759653