Cooperative indoor exploration on affordable robots

  • María Victoria Díaz
  • Sergio Robaudo UdelaR
  • Mercedes Marzoa UdelaR
  • Facundo Benavides UdelaR


This paper addresses the problem of exploration and mapping an unknown environment using a fleet of cooperative robots. The exploration algorithm is distributed to each fleet member, implicitly coordinating the robots' actions through frequently exchanging localization and mapping information. Furthermore, coordination minimizes the exploration duration by spreading out robots and minimizing sensory overlapping as much as possible. Performance assessment was conducted for the task identification and motion planning algorithms. Finally, the techniques have been tested extensively in simulations, and a proof of concept was carried out in an actual workspace. The results demonstrate the benefits of the chosen algorithms and their deployment feasibility on affordable robotic platforms.
Palavras-chave: Location awareness, Software design, Robot kinematics, Conferences, Education, Robot sensing systems, Planning, cooperative exploration tasks, multi-robot systems, coordination, motion planning
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DÍAZ, María Victoria; ROBAUDO, Sergio; MARZOA, Mercedes; BENAVIDES, Facundo. Cooperative indoor exploration on affordable robots. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE ROBÓTICA E SIMPÓSIO LATINO AMERICANO DE ROBÓTICA (SBR/LARS), 19. , 2022, São Bernardo do Campo/SP. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2022 . p. 235-240.