Cooperative Behavior of a Schedule-Based Distributed Autonomous Robotic System
Jifeng Sun*, Tadashi Nagata** and Kenji Kurosu*
* Faculty of Information Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology Iizuka, Fukuoka, 820 Japan
** Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, 6-10-1, Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan
A scheduling method for distributed autonomous robotic systems (DRS) is proposed. Given the global task for a DRS, each robot generates a subtask according to the global load of the whole system and the partial capacity of individual robots. The determined schedule is then executed by a sign-board inter-robot communication. Some experiments of a three-robot system are performed using the proposed method.