A robot system consists of autonomous mobile robots each of which repeats Look-Compute-Move cycles, where the robot observes the positions of other robots (Look phase), computes the track to the next location (Compute phase), and moves along the track (Move phase). In this survey, we focus on self-organization of mobile robots, especially their power of forming patterns. The formation power of a robot system is the class of patterns that the robots can form, and existing results show that the robot system's formation power is determined by their asynchrony, obliviousness, and visibility. We briefly survey existing results, with impossibilities and pattern formation algorithms. Finally, we present several open problems related to the pattern formation problem of mobile robots.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2013|
|Event||ELC International Meeting on Inference, Computation, and Spin Glasses, ICSG 2013 - Sapporo, Japan|
Duration: Jul 28 2013 → Jul 30 2013
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)