Effective Cooperation and Scalability in Multi-Robot Teams for Automatic Patrolling and Inspection of Infrastructures
Project Type: PhD Project
Research Field: Cooperative Robotics
Sponsors: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia: Ph.D. Scholarship - SFRH/BD/64426/2009
Time span: 01/2010-12/2012

This PhD project researches multi-robot systems; more specifically patrolling with teams of mobile robots.

The main aspects addressed are distributed patrolling strategies and the agents' scalability, formulating models and estimating teamsize for the patrolling problem considering not only the context but also the system's variables. In addition, new effective, cooperative, scalable and non-deterministic patrolling approaches are studied and proposed, being verified through simulations as well as in real-life situations.

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