* Special Issue Information:
For the last decades, the revolution of enabling wireless communication has occurred. This leads to the development of information (sensor) networks and multi-robot systems.
Multiple robots can be used to deploy sensor nodes to cover an unknown workspace as fast as possible. Consider the case where information nodes are deployed to cover the entire workspace. As we consider multiple robots performing a task in this workspace, we can improve the effectiveness and robustness of multi-robot system by letting a robot communicate with another robot using information networks. For instance, a robot can access the position of an intruder using the networks and move to capture the intruder. This idea is called multi-robot system assisted by information networks.
The aim of this Special Collection is to bring together researchers and practitioners from different communities to identify and explore novel technologies related to multi-robot system assisted by information networks.
* Topics include but are not limited to:
- How multi-robot systems develop control laws to implement various multi-robot tasks, such as cooperative exploration.
- How information (sensor) networks develop efficient deployment or communication strategy for information networks.
- Localization of a node or a robot: develop algorithms to localize a robot or a node using sensing measurements (for example: SLAM for robot localization, Time of Arrival, Time Difference of Arrival).
- Intruder capture strategy: how efficient intruder capture strategy can be developed using multiple robots.
* Guest Editors:
Dr. Jonghoek Kim (Agency for Defense Development, South Korea)
Dr. Byung-Cheol Min (Purdue University, USA)