Agent architecture for multi-robot cooperation over the internet
Hu H., Tsui PW., Cragg L., Völker N.
In real-world applications, Internet or online robots require a high degree of autonomy and local intelligence to deal with the uncertainties in both their environments and the Internet. This paper describes our progress in building a new framework for remote cooperation of multiple online robots, which can be accessed through any Java-enabled browsers. We present an approach to the cooperation of multiple robotic agents remotely through the Internet using a low cost and portable solution. A simulated experiment on multi-robot foraging is discussed. The experiment results show that the proposed approach is easily extended to include more functionality and more robotic agents. The local intelligence and communication of remote robotic agents provides simpler control, stability and steady performance.