Abstract

Multi-Agent coordination and control has been studied for a long time, but has recently gained more interest because of technology improvements allowing smaller, more versatile robots and other types of agents. To facilitate multi-agent experiments between heterogeneous agents, including robots and UAVs, we have created a test-bed with both simulation and hardware capabilities. This thesis discusses the creation of this unique, versatile test-bed for multi-agent experiments, also a unique graph creation algorithm, and some experimental results obtained using the test-bed.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rights

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Date Submitted

2005-07-02

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd875

Keywords

multi-agent, infrastructure, simulation, robot, capture-the-flag, coordination, human factors, neglect tolerance, robot soccer, urban environment, path-finding, graph generation, safe-path, collision avoidance

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