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Courteous Cars: Decentralized Multiagent Traffic Coordination
Departmental Papers (ESE)
  • Hadas Kress-Gazit, University of Pennsylvania
  • David C Connor, TORC Technologies
  • Howie Choset, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Alfred A Rizzi, Boston Dynamics
  • George J Pappas, University of Pennsylvania
Document Type
Journal Article
Date of this Version
3-1-2008
Comments
Reprinted from IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, March 2008, pages 30-38.

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Abstract
A major goal in robotics is to develop machines that perform useful tasks with minimal supervision. Instead of requiring each small detail to be specified, we would like to describe the task at a high level and have the system autonomously execute in a manner that satisfies that desired task. While the single robot case is difficult enough, moving to a multirobot behavior adds another layer of challenges. Having every robot achieve its specific goals while contributing to a global coordinated task requires each robot to react to information about other robots, for example, to avoid collisions. Furthermore, each robot must incorporate new information into its decision framework to react to environmental changes induced by other robots since this knowledge may effect its behavior.
Citation Information
Hadas Kress-Gazit, David C Connor, Howie Choset, Alfred A Rizzi, et al.. "Courteous Cars: Decentralized Multiagent Traffic Coordination" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/george_pappas/265/