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Accession Number ADA575686
Title Ergodic Dynamics by Design: A Route to Predictable Multi-Robot Systems.
Publication Date Mar 2005
Media Count 7p
Personal Author C. V. Jones D. A. Shell M. J. Mataric
Abstract We define and discuss a class of multi-robot systems possessing ergodic dynamics and show that they are realizable on physical hardware and useful for a variety of tasks while being amenable to analysis. We describe robot controllers synthesized to posses ...
Keywords Behavioral configuration space
Control systems
Ergodic dynamics
Ergodic processes
Formal methods
Group dynamics
Inter-robot dynamics
Large-scale multi- robot systems
Multi-robot systems
Multiagent systems
Multiple-robot systems
Robot controllers
Sequential tasks
Swarm systems
Task achievement

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 72B - Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, & Mathematical Logic
62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
95D - Human Factors Engineering
Corporate Author University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Computer Science.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number N00014-01-1-0890

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