Encirclement using decentralized multi-robot

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Edmendes
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Encirclement using decentralized multi-robot

Post by Edmendes » 17 Nov 2014, 00:32

Hi guys,

First of all, forgive my bad english =)

I'm trying to implement a entrapment/encirclement system using multiple robots.
The entrapment/encirclement consists in three robots orbiting a target (you can see an example here: http://postimg.org/image/cnta2pvzj/ ). I would like to know if is possible to do THIS system in a decentralized way using V-REP. In other words, each robot must be able to act independently in the environment and perform as a group, the particular action.
One example is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGc33RpvM8I .

I started to use the V-REP yesterday and I have a lot of doubts about how to use it. Could you suggest me tutorials that teach how to program a robot to perform a circular path around a target, using sensors?

Thanks a lot!

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Re: Encirclement using decentralized multi-robot

Post by coppelia » 18 Nov 2014, 00:25

Hello,

your question is very broad and a little bit vague. What kind of locomotion system do the robots have?
But basically you are able in V-REP to have a controller on each of the robots, and act independently from each other. That type of controller can be implemented in various ways, for instance via a child script. At the same time the different robots (or controllers) are able to exchange data via various means (signals, wireless communication, tubes, etc.).

Cheers

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Re: Encirclement using decentralized multi-robot

Post by Edmendes » 24 Nov 2014, 00:51

Ok, thanks for the answer! =)

Now I plan to accomplish this task in stages ... the first of it is to make a robot encircle any object. I am using for this task the bubbleRob (the same as the tutorial). That is, the robot will encircling a fixed cylinder, for example. In this way, the robot must be able to identify the cylinder and then be able to go around it.

I'm new and I have some difficulties with the programming part ...

Thank you for your attention.

Edmendes
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Re: Encirclement using decentralized multi-robot

Post by Edmendes » 06 Jan 2015, 18:26

Can someone help me? =/

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Re: Encirclement using decentralized multi-robot

Post by Eric » 06 Jan 2015, 19:03

well... a question more specific than can someone help me would be useful

Edmendes
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Re: Encirclement using decentralized multi-robot

Post by Edmendes » 06 Jan 2015, 22:28

I got it, for a while, tks

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