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1. Guest Editorial: Advances in MultiRobot Systems, by
T. Arai, E. Pagello, and L. E. Parker, IEEE Transactions on Robotics
and Automation 18(5): 655-661, 2002.
2. Cooperative Mobile Robotics: Antecedents and Directions, by Cao, Fukunaga, and Kahng, Autonomous Robots 4(1): 7-27, 1997.
|1/16||Biological Inspirations||3. Stigmergy, Self-Organization, and Sorting in Collective Robotics, by Holland and Melhuish, Artificial Life 5: 173-202, 1999.||n/a|
|1/21||Swarming/dispersion/homing||4. Designing and Understanding Adaptive Group Behavior, by M. Mataric, Adaptive Behavior 4(1): 51-80, December 1995.||n/a|
|1/23||Guest lecture presented by William Duncan: Key techniques for single autonomous robot control (Lynne is at Intel)||5. Excerpts from Chapter 4 of Arkin's Behavior-Based Robotics||n/a|
|1/28||Metrics/Evaluation||6. Chapter 4, Robot Teams text.||n/a|
|1/30||Search/coverage, Part I||7. Randomized search strategies with imperfect sensors, by D. Gage, Proc. of SPIE Mobile Robots VIII , Vol. 2058, pgs. 270-279, 1993.||7. Chris Reardon|
|2/4||Search/coverage, Part II||8. An incremental self-deployment algorithm for mobile sensor networks, by Howard, et al, Autonomous Robots, 13(2): 113-126, September 2002.||8. Yifan Tang|
|2/6||Sensor networks||9. Next Century Challenges: Scalable Coordination in Sensor Networks, by Estrin et al, Proc. of MOBICOMM, pgs. 263-270, 1999.||n/a|
|2/11||Communication and communications networks|| 10.
Communication in reactive multiagent robotic systems, by
Balch and Arkin, Autonomous Robots, 1: 27-52, 1994.
(optional) 11. Chapter 3 of Robot Teams text
|2/13||EXAM 1|| || |
|2/18||Formations||12. Behavior-based formation control for multiagent robot teams, by Balch and Arkin, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, December 1998.||12. Fang Tang|
|2/20||Herding||13. Evolution of herding behavior in artificial animals, by Werner and Dyer, From Animals to Animats 2, Meyer et al (eds.), MIT Press, 1992, pages 393-399.||13. Jason McNair|
|2/25||Tracking||14. Distributed algorithms for multi-robot observation of multiple moving targets, by L. E. Parker, Autonomous Robots, 12(3): 231-255, 2002.||14. Trey Strickland|
|2/27||Reconfigurable Robots, Part I|| 15.
Hormone-inspired adaptive communication and distributed control
for CONRO self-reconfigurable robots, by She, Selemi, and Will, IEEE Transactions
on Robotics and Automation, 18(5): 700-712, October 2002.
** (Related, but not required: Chapter 5 of Robot Teams text.)
|15. Maureen Chandra|
|3/4||Reconfigurable Robots, Part II||16. Crystalline Robots: Self-reconfiguration with compressible unit modules, by Rus and Vona, Autonomous Robots 10: 107-124, 2001.||16. Matthew Aldridge|
|3/6||Multi-robot path planning, traffic management||17. A distributed and optimal motion planning approach for multiple mobile robots, by Guo and Parker, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2002.||17. Ben Birch|
|3/11||Taxonomies|| 18. Chapter 1 of Robot Teams text
19. Chapter 2 of Robot Teams text
| 18. Lan Lin
19. Xiaoquan Fu
|3/13||EXAM 2|| || |
|3/18||Spring Break|| || |
|3/20||Spring Break|| || |
|3/25||Task allocation -- negotiation||20. The Contract Net Protocol: High-Level Communication and Control in a Distributed Problem Solver", by Smith, IEEE Transactions on Computers , C-2912: 1104-1113, 1980.||n/a|
|3/27||Task allocation -- markets||21. Sold! Auction Methods for Multirobot Coordination, by Gerkey and Mataric, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, 18(5): 758-768, October 2002.||21. Yohan Sawant|
|4/1||Task allocation -- modeling||22. ALLIANCE: An Architecture for Fault Tolerant Multi-Robot Cooperation, by L. E. Parker, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, 14(2): 220-240, April 1998.||22. Balajee Kannan|
|4/3||Highly heterogeneous teams|| 23. Chapter 9 of Robot Teams text
24. Chapter 12 of Robot Teams text
| 23. Shakhina
24. Jeff Barnett
|4/8||Cooperative localization, mapping, and exploration|| 25. Chapter 6 of Robot Teams text
26. Chapter 10 of Robot Teams text
| 25. Eddie
26. Jon Scharff
|4/10||Embedded Systems, Part I||27. The computer for the twenty-first century, by Weiser, Scientific American, September 1991, pgs. 94-104||27. Trevor Dennison|
|4/15||Embedded Systems, Part II|| 28. Chapter 1 of: Embedded, Everywhere, by Estrin et al,
National Academy of Engineering, 2001.
28b. Chapter 2 of: Embedded, Everywhere, by Estrin et al, National Academy of Engineering, 2001.
| 28. David
|4/17||Embedded Systems, Part III||29. Chapter 3 of: Embedded, Everywhere, by Estrin et al, National Academy of Engineering, 2001.||n/a|
|4/22||Embedded Systems, Part IV||30. Smart Rooms, by A. Pentland, Scientific American, 274(4): 68-76, April 1996.||30. Paul DeWitt|
|4/24||Multi-Robot Soccer and Course Wrap-Up||31. RoboCup: Today and tomorrow -- What we have learned, Artificial Intelligence, 110(2): 193-214, 1999. Electronic version available through UT's electronic library resources||31. Shane Murphy|
|4/29||NO CLASS (Lynne is in D.C.)|| || |
|5/6||FINAL EXAM: 10:15 - 11:30|| || |