Active contour model-based control of multi-agent robots

Kousuke Yamada*, Guillermo Enriquez, Shuji Hashimoto

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Applications for multi-agent robot systems have been extensively studied because of their flexibility under a wide variety of situations and there are various proposals for control methods. Our research focuses on the control of robot positions for a generalized task: the transportation of some object of unknown shape to some goal destination. We propose a method that places each robot at a position along the contour of the object based on the Active Counter Model, a method often utilized in image processing. With our ACM-inspired algorithm, robots can surround the target object without knowing its shape in advance. If object transportation by a multi-agent system which was less expensive and utilized exchangeable robots were realized it would have properties that would lend itself to applications in real world environments.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts, ARSO
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event2013 IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and Its Social Impacts, ARSO 2013 - Tokyo
    Duration: 2013 Nov 72013 Nov 9


    Other2013 IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and Its Social Impacts, ARSO 2013

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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