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1. Fiawoo, Seth. Independent activity and local opportunity for dynamic robot team management in dangerous domains.

Degree: Computer Science, 2019, University of Manitoba

Dangerous domains are a challenge for teams of heterogeneous robots, since robot losses may involve the loss of particular skills that might be rare in the domain. Previous research has resulted in a framework that allows teams to rebalance and recruit from the environment. However, there is currently no consideration of situations where agents may at times provide more useful work globally by not joining a team, or situations where it might be discovered that types of work might be associated with a given locality. My thesis extends this framework to give agents the ability to refuse to join teams and work for times on their own, by considering current satisfaction in the use of their skills, the likely rarity of their skills, and the distribution of places those skills are used in the environment. I examine this work in a simulated Urban Search and Rescue domain. My results show that in scenarios where a robot’s special skills are rare and tasks requiring those skills are only available at a few fixed locations in the environment, a robot is more useful if it suspends its team commitment to make itself available to all teams. Advisors/Committee Members: Anderson, John (Computer Science) (supervisor), Scuse, David (Computer Science) McNeill, Dean (Electrical and Computer Engineering) (examiningcommittee).

Subjects/Keywords: Robotics; Multi-Robot Systems; Urban Search and Rescue; Heterogeneous Robot Teams; Robot Satisfaction; Rare Skills; Recruitment

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APA (6th Edition):

Fiawoo, S. (2019). Independent activity and local opportunity for dynamic robot team management in dangerous domains. (Masters Thesis). University of Manitoba. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1993/34202

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Fiawoo, Seth. “Independent activity and local opportunity for dynamic robot team management in dangerous domains.” 2019. Masters Thesis, University of Manitoba. Accessed April 10, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1993/34202.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Fiawoo, Seth. “Independent activity and local opportunity for dynamic robot team management in dangerous domains.” 2019. Web. 10 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Fiawoo S. Independent activity and local opportunity for dynamic robot team management in dangerous domains. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Manitoba; 2019. [cited 2021 Apr 10]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/34202.

Council of Science Editors:

Fiawoo S. Independent activity and local opportunity for dynamic robot team management in dangerous domains. [Masters Thesis]. University of Manitoba; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/34202

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