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Self-organizing mobile ad hoc networks

Commbots  Principal Investigator:  Roger Mailler

Mailing address:
AI Center
SRI International
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3493

AIC Program:  Intelligent Operations Management Group

   Project Description

We address the problem of controlling large numbers of small mobile robots that form a multi-hop ad hoc communication network. We employ learning, optimization, and distributed coordination techniques to enable the robots to self-organize in order to maximize network performance.

   Personnel

Name Title E-mail
Gerkey, Brian P. Alumnus
Morisset, Benoit Alumnus

   Publications
  • Brian P. Gerkey and Roger Mailler and Benoit Morisset. Commbots: Distributed control of mobile communication relays, in Proc. of the AAAI Workshop on Auction Mechanisms for Robot Coordination (AuctionBots), Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 51-57, Jul 2006.  [PDF, Details]

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