|Fault-tolerant adaptive area coverage|
Abstract: Multi-robot coverage is an essential requirement in many applications, which can be achieved by decomposing a region into cells or polygons and assigning robots to cover these cells. During the operation, agents can fail, resulting in partial coverage. In addition, communication range may be limited. Under these conditions, the faulty agent must be discovered quickly and its area must be redistributed between the rest of the working agents. In this talk, I will discuss some of the fault tolerant algorithms that we have developed for under limited communication constraints and area redistribution without conflicts.
Short Bio: P.B. Sujit is an Assistant Professor at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi, India, and visiting Scientist at FEUP, University of Porto. He received Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 2006. Earlier, he was a Research Scientist at FEUP and Post-Doctoral Fellow at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. His research interests include unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles, multi-robot systems, and human-robot interaction.