TitleEngineering the decentralized coordination of UAVs with limited communication range
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPujol-Gonzalez M, Cerquides J, Meseguer P, Tambe M, Rodríguez-Aguilar JA
EditorBielza C., Salmerón A., A. al. A-Bet
Conference NameCAEPIA 2013
PublisherSpriger-Verlag
Conference LocationMadrid
Date Published17/09/2013
KeywordsDCOP, Distributed Coordination, MaxSum, MRF, multi-agent systems, UAVs
Abstract

This paper tackles the problem of allowing a team of UAVs with limited communication range to autonomously coordinate to service requests. We present two MRF-based solutions: one assumes independence between requests; and the other considers also the UAVs’ workloads. Empirical evaluation shows that the latter performs almost as well as state-of-the-art centralized techniques in realistic scenarios.