Parallel and Distributed Map Merging and Localization

Algorithms, Tools and Strategies for Robotic Networks

  • Rosario Aragues
  • Carlos Sagüés
  • Youcef Mezouar

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Rosario Aragues, Carlos Sagues, Youcef Mezouar
    Pages 1-10
  3. Rosario Aragues, Carlos Sagues, Youcef Mezouar
    Pages 11-36
  4. Rosario Aragues, Carlos Sagues, Youcef Mezouar
    Pages 37-64
  5. Rosario Aragues, Carlos Sagues, Youcef Mezouar
    Pages 65-87
  6. Rosario Aragues, Carlos Sagues, Youcef Mezouar
    Pages 89-105
  7. Rosario Aragues, Carlos Sagues, Youcef Mezouar
    Pages 107-108
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 109-116

About this book


This work examines the challenges of distributed map merging and localization in multi-robot systems, which enables robots to acquire the knowledge of their surroundings needed to carry out coordinated tasks. After identifying the main issues associated with this problem, each chapter introduces a different distributed strategy for solving them.

In addition to presenting a review of distributed algorithms for perception in localization and map merging, the text also provides the reader with the necessary tools for proposing new solutions to problems of multi-robot perception, as well as other interesting topics related to multi-robot scenarios.

This work will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers in the robotics and control communities, and will appeal to anyone with a general interest in multi-robot systems. The reader will not require any prior background knowledge, other than a basic understanding of mathematics at a graduate-student level. The coverage is largely self-contained, supported by numerous explanations and demonstrations, although references for further study are also supplied.


Data Association Distributed Systems Limited Communication Localization Map Merging Multi-Robot Perception Networked Robots

Authors and affiliations

  • Rosario Aragues
    • 1
  • Carlos Sagüés
    • 2
  • Youcef Mezouar
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto de Investigación en Ingeniería de Aragón,University of ZaragozaSaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Instituto de Investigación en Ingeniería de Aragón, University of ZaragozaSaragozaSpain
  3. 3.Institut Pascal, CNRS, Clermont Université, IFMAClermont-FerrandFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25884-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25886-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5776
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