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Vol. 162, Issue 1, January 2014, pp. 299-307




Multi-robot Cooperation Behavior Decision Based on Psychological Values

1 Jian JIANG, 2 Lan Feng ZHOU, 1 Jian Guo ZHANG

1 School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Institute of Technology, No. 100, Hai Quan Road, Feng xian District, 201418, Shanghai, China School of Computer Science & Information Engineering, Shanghai Institute of Technology, No. 100, Hai Quan Road, Feng Xian District, 201418, Shanghai, China
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E-mail: jiangjianhit@sina.com


Received: 22 October 2013 /Accepted: 9 January 2014 /Published: 31 January 2014

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems


Abstract: The method based on psychology concept has been proved to be a successful tool used for human-robot interaction. But its related research in multi-robot cooperation has remained scarce until recent studies. To solve the problem, a decision-making mechanism based on psychological values is presented to be regarded as the basis of the multi-robot cooperation. Robots give birth to psychological values based on the estimations of environment, teammates and themselves. The mapping relationship between psychological values and cooperation tendency threshold values is set up with artificial neural network. Robots can make decision on the bases of these threshold values in cooperation scenes. Experiments show that the multi-robot cooperation method presented in the paper not only can ensure the rationality of robots’ decision-making, but also can ensure the speediness of robots’ decision-making.


Keywords: Multi-robot systems, Psychological value, Artificial neural network, Cooperation tendency, Variable threshold value.


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