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Distributed Task Processing By a Multiple Autonomous Robot System Using an Intelligent Data Carrier System



This paper presents a new device called intelligent data carrier (IDC) for local information management. This device is useful for multiple autonomous robot systems which operate in a dynamically changing environment. In this paper, an IDC system which consists of IDCs attached to objects or environment and readerwriters mounted on autonomous mobile robots is introduced, and various IDC applications are proposed. As an example of the applications, a method for distributed task processing using the IDC system is mentioned, and the applicability of the system is verified through numerical simulations and experiments using actual robots.



Total Pages: 10
Pages: 215-224


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Volume: 6
Issue: 3
Year: 2000

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ISSN PRINT: 1079-8587
ISSN ONLINE: 2326-005X
DOI PREFIX: 10.31209
10.1080/10798587 with T&F
IMPACT FACTOR: 0.652 (2017/2018)
Journal: 1995-Present


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