Control of Multiple Robots Using Vision Sensors

  • Miguel Aranda
  • Gonzalo López-Nicolás
  • Carlos Sagüés

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Miguel Aranda, Gonzalo López-Nicolás, Carlos Sagüés
    Pages 1-18
  3. Miguel Aranda, Gonzalo López-Nicolás, Carlos Sagüés
    Pages 19-51
  4. Miguel Aranda, Gonzalo López-Nicolás, Carlos Sagüés
    Pages 53-77
  5. Miguel Aranda, Gonzalo López-Nicolás, Carlos Sagüés
    Pages 79-102
  6. Miguel Aranda, Gonzalo López-Nicolás, Carlos Sagüés
    Pages 103-130
  7. Miguel Aranda, Gonzalo López-Nicolás, Carlos Sagüés
    Pages 131-181
  8. Miguel Aranda, Gonzalo López-Nicolás, Carlos Sagüés
    Pages 183-184
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 185-187

About this book


This monograph introduces novel methods for the control and navigation of mobile robots using multiple-1-d-view models obtained from omni-directional cameras. This approach overcomes field-of-view and robustness limitations, simultaneously enhancing accuracy and simplifying application on real platforms. The authors also address coordinated motion tasks for multiple robots, exploring different system architectures, particularly the use of multiple aerial cameras in driving robot formations on the ground. Again, this has benefits of simplicity, scalability and flexibility. Coverage includes details of:

  • a method for visual robot homing based on a memory of omni-directional images
  • a novel vision-based pose stabilization methodology for non-holonomic ground robots based on sinusoidal-varying control inputs
  • an algorithm to recover a generic motion between two 1-d views and which does not require a third view
  • a novel multi-robot setup where multiple camera-carrying unmanned aerial vehicles are used to observe and control a formation of ground mobile robots and
  • three coordinate-free methods for decentralized mobile robot formation stabilization.

The performance of the different methods is evaluated both in simulation and experimentally with real robotic platforms and vision sensors.

Control of Multiple Robots Using Vision Sensors will serve both academic researchers studying visual control of single and multiple robots and robotics engineers seeking to design control systems based on visual sensors.

Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.


Multi-robot Systems Visual Control Vision-based Control Multiple-view Geometry Multi-agent Systems Mobile Robot Control Multi-robot Control Computer Vision Multi-robot Formations Multi-robot Coordination

Authors and affiliations

  • Miguel Aranda
    • 1
  • Gonzalo López-Nicolás
    • 2
  • Carlos Sagüés
    • 3
  1. 1.ISPRInstitut Pascal AubiereFrance
  2. 2.DIISUniversidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  3. 3.DIISUniversidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57827-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57828-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1577
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