Broadcast of Local Eligibility for Multi-Target Observation

  • Barry Brian Werger
  • Maja J. Matarić


While various researchers have investigated group behavior of robots which are each controlled in a behavior-based manner, none have yet thoroughly investigated the possibilities of extending the port-arbitrated behavior (PAB) paradigm across networks of robots. We present an extension to the well-defined PAB techniques of behavioral interaction which provides standard abstractions for messaging, inhibition, and suppression over IP networks. The Broadcast of Local Eligibility is a general technique built from these abstractions that allows fully-distributed, flexible team coordination. We present a BLE approach to the CMOMMT multi-target observation problem, implemented on a team of physical robots.


Observer Behavior Physical Robot Observation Range Team Cooperation Outgoing Connection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry Brian Werger
    • 1
  • Maja J. Matarić
    • 1
  1. 1.USC Robotics Research LabLos AngelesUSA

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