IROS-2002 Workshop on
Cooperative Robotics
On-Line Proceedings



The domain of cooperative robotics is acquiring prominent importance in many key application areas. Teams of robots cooperating among them and/or with humans can perform a variety of tasks in a faster, more reliable, and more flexible way than a single robot. The rapidly growing scientific and industrial interest in cooperative robotics makes this domain extremely important for graduate students and young researchers in the field of autonomous robotics.

The IROS-2002 Workshop on Cooperative Robotics is part of the 2002 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. This Workshop has three primary aims. First, to expose researchers in general, and graduate students in particular, to the latest developments in the field of cooperative robotics. Second, to help young researchers and students to create an international network of contacts. Third, to consolidate the research community in this field, which is still somehow dispersed, especially in Europe.

The material presented at the Workshop, and contained in these proceedings, includes original scientific contributions by young researchers as well as short descriptions of European groups that are active in this field. The Workshop also features invited talks by world leading researchers in this field.

This Workshop is part of the activities promoted by the special interest group on "Cooperative Robotics" of EURON, the European Robotics Reseach Network, on funds from the European Community. More information can be accessed via the group home page

Alessandro Saffiotti
Workshop Chair


Student Papers

[591K]  Multi-robot team response to a multi-robot opponent team
Bruce, Bowling, Browning, and Veloso
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

[160K]  Coordination in dynamic environments with constraints on resources
Farinelli, Grisetti, Iocchi, and Nardi
University of Rome, Italy

[615K]  Preliminary results on planning multi-robot cooperative manipulation tasks
Gravot and Alami

[460K]  A fuzzy based navigator for the coordination of a robot colony
LoGrosso, Massara, Sortino, Sorbello, Vitabile, and Chella
University of Palermo and CNR, Italy

[378K]  Toward a topological mapping with a multi-robot team
Menegatti and Pagello
University of Padua, Italy

[232K]  Coordinated exploration of labyrinthine environments with application to the ``pursuit evasion'' problem
Pellier and Fiorino
Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France

[156K]  An architecture to implement adaptive cooperative strategies for heterogeneous agents
Restelli and Bonarini
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

[280K]  A cooperative agent based architecture for enviromental exploration and knowledge sharing by vision
Ruisi, Cossentino, Infantino, Chella and Pirrone
University of Palermo and CNR, Italy

[115K]  High-level coordination of agents based on multiagent Markov decision processes with roles
Spaan, Vlassis and Groen
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

[753K]  Using attractor dynamics to generate decentralized motion control of two mobile robots transporting a long object in coordination
Soares and Bicho
Escola Superior de Felgueiras and Universidade do Minho, Portugal

[191K]  Localization and communication issues in pursuit-evader games
Speranzon and Johansson
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


Group Descriptions

[11K]  Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany)

[75K]  The COMEDI Group (Israel)

[515K]  Fraunhofer Institute (Germany)

[88K]  Politecnico of Milan (Italy)

[88K]  Ravensurg-Weingarten University (Germany)

[58K]  University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

[95K]  University of Orebro (Sweden)

[5K]  University of Padua (Italy)

[55K]  University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy)


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