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Collision avoidance method for multi-operator multi-robot teleoperation system

  • S. E. García (a1), E. Slawiñski (a1), V. Mut (a1) and F. Penizzotto (a1)

This paper proposes a collision avoidance method for the teleoperation of multiple non-holonomic mobile robots from multiple users. Each human operator drives a mobile robot, where each one performs an independent task in a common workspace. To avoid collisions, the proposed method only acts on the speed of the mobile robots; therefore, the human operator can freely drive the robot over the path he chooses to. The developed analysis allows us to assure that a solution is always achieved. Finally, the results of the experiments are shown, in order to test the performance of the proposed control scheme.

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