Chapter 53 — Multiple Mobile Robot Systems

Synchronization and fault detection in autonomous rbots

This video demonstrates a group of robots detecting faults in each other and simulating repair. The technique relies on visual fire-fly-like synchronization. Each robot synchronizes with the others based on the detection of LED lights and flashes using on-board cameras. The robots simulate fault and repair based on the frequency of flashes. The video shows an experiment with many robots working together and simulating faults and repairs.
Andres Lyhne Christensen, Rehan O'Grady, Marco Dorigo