Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Multi Robot Systems - New trends and Advances

José Guerrero

University of the Balearic Islands


Oscar Valero

University of the Balearic Islands


real applications temporal restrictions communication restrictions field robotics bio-inspired approaches swarm intelligence auctions-based algorithms optimization agent-based systems mathematics fundations formation control obstacle avoidance

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Multi-robot systems, defined as a group of robots with a common mission, are one of the most active and challenging research fields. Flexibility, efficiency and robustness are just some of the advantages that these systems provide compared to single-robot environments. Nevertheless, a great number of issues must be addressed in order to take the most of those advantages, like for example, task division, task allocation, robot motion control and so on. Specifically, the aim of this book is to compile the most representative works developed in this field that, among others, face up the following issues and topics:

* Formal and agent-based methods for predicting the system's behavior.
* Swarm-based and market-based algorithms for controlling collectives of robots.
* Control and task allocation with real restrictions like, for example, temporal constrains (deadlines) or communication restrictions.
* Motion control algorithms, including formation and multi-robot obstacle avoidance.
* New real applications of multi-robots systems to fill the gap between simulations and real robots.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: December 2nd 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 16th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: August 4th 2020

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Expected publication date: October 3rd 2020

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About the editor

José Guerrero

University of the Balearic Islands

José Guerrero Sastre received a degree in Computer Science from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). In 2012, he completed his PhD in computer science at UIB with a thesis entitled "New Methodologies for allocating tasks and coalition formation in multi-robot systems". Since 2002 he is a member of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) , where he is currently a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher. He is also a member of the Systems, Robotics and Vision Group (SRV) since 2002, and since 2016 a collaborator of the Models for Information Processing (MOTIBO) research group. His research interests include multi-robot and multi-agent task allocation mechanisms with auction, swarm-like coordination mechanisms and possibility theory.

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