Value-Based Communication Preservation for Mobile Robots

  • Matthew Powers
  • Tucker Balch


Value-Based Communication Preservation (VBCP) is a behavior-based, computationally efficient approach to maintaining line-of-sight RF communication between members of robot teams in the context of other tasks. The goal of VBCP is, at each time step, to reactively choose a direction in which to move that provides the best communication quality of service with the rest of the team. VBCP uses information about other robots, real-time quality of service measurements and an a priori map of the environment to approximate an optimal direction in an efficient manner. Here, VBCP maintains communication between members of a robotic team while traversing an urban environment in formation. Quantitative and qualitative results are demonstrated in simulation and physical robot teams.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew Powers
    • 1
  • Tucker Balch
    • 1
  1. 1.Borg Lab College of ComputingGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta

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