Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics VIII: Selected by Gregory S. Chirikjian, Howie Choset, Marco Morales, Todd

By Gregory S. Chirikjian, Howie Choset, Marco Morales, Todd Murphey

This quantity is the result of the 8th variation of the biennial Workshop Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR). Edited via G. Chirikjian, H. Choset, M. Morales and T. Murphey, the publication deals a set of a variety of issues in complicated robotics, together with networked robots, allotted platforms, manipulation, making plans less than uncertainty, minimalism, geometric sensing, geometric computation, stochastic making plans tools, and clinical purposes. The contents of the forty-two contributions signify a cross-section of the present country of analysis from one specific element: algorithms, and the way they're encouraged via classical disciplines, equivalent to discrete and computational geometry, differential geometry, mechanics, optimization, operations examine, desktop technology, likelihood and records, and data idea. Validation of algorithms, layout  options, or strategies is the typical thread operating via this centred assortment. Rich in subject matters and authoritative contributors,WAFR culminates with this designated reference at the present advancements and new instructions within the box of algorithmic foundations.

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N3 is 1-redundant because in case it fails, all of its neighbors can communicate with the help of n1 , removing also n1 partitions the graph. n6 is 2-redundant because after removing it, at least two more nodes need to be removed to partition its neighbors (n3 and n5 can be removed to isolate n4 ). 2 Expected Repair Time Now consider a scenario where a wireless sensor network is disconnected and we have some robots that can move in and build a communication bridge that would Mobile Wireless Sensor Network Connectivity Repair with K-Redundancy −redundant 39 n1 2−redundant 3−redundant n6 n9 n8 n7 n5 n2 n4 n2 n3 n1 τ 41 n4 1−redundant 0−redundant r1 n5 x41 r1 n3 (b) (a) Fig.

E. cost function needs to be symmetric and satisfy triangle inequality. Although the cost function in our problem definition is symmetric, there are cases where it violates triangle inequality. In order to overcome this problem, we define the distance between a node and a robot as the length of the shortest path on the graph. Local search method is a centralized method, but it is suitable for computing in a distributed fashion. This approach starts with a greedy solution where robots are located near low redundant nodes.

Our results show that by using kredundancy, we can reduce the disconnections in a dynamic mobile network. We also provide real hardware experiments with several mobile robots and motes to show the applicability of our algorithm to real systems. The rest of the paper is organized as follows. The next section gives a brief summary of the related research and brief comparison to our approach when it is applicable. We introduce problem definition in section 3. Section 4 introduces the concept of k-redundancy and Section 5 describes our solution.

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