Editorial: Annals of mathematics and artificial intelligence special issue on multi-robot coverage, search, and exploration Academic Article uri icon


  • Research in multi robot area coverage, search, and exploration has been receiving consistent attention in recent years, due to the increasing number of real-world applications, such as vacuuming, lawn mowing, demining, surveillance, search and rescue operations, mapping, planetary exploration, etc. All of these applications require that the area of interest be covered by the robots sensors or end-effectors for various purposes. The use of multiple robots potentially provides redundancy and offers opportunities for increasing efficiency. The problem of multi robot area coverage imposes great challenges to researchers in robotics and AI area. This special issue explores the new research frontiers that emerge as new applications are identified and new technologies in robots are introduced. This special issue follows in the footsteps of the highly successful 2001 special issue on coverage. However …

publication date

  • January 1, 2008