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[YFD23] Pian Yu, Gianmarco Fedeli, Dimos V. Dimarogonas. Reactive and human-in-the-loop planning and control of multi-robot systems under LTL specifications in dynamic environments. In 9th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies (CoDIT 2023). 2023. [pdf] [bib]
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Abstract. This paper investigates the planning and control problems for multi-robot systems under linear temporal logic (LTL) specifications. In contrast to most of existing literature, which presumes a static and known environment, our study focuses on dynamic environments that can have unknown moving obstacles like humans walking through. Depending on whether local communication is allowed between robots, we consider two different online re-planning approaches. When local communication is allowed, we propose a local trajectory generation algorithm for each robot to resolve conflicts that are detected on-line. In the other case, i.e., no communication is allowed, we develop a model predictive controller to reactively avoid potential collisions. In both cases, task satisfaction is guaranteed whenever it is feasible. In addition, we consider the human-in-the-loop scenario where humans may additionally take control of one or multiple robots. We design a mixed initiative controller for each robot to prevent unsafe human behaviors while guarantee the LTL satisfaction. Using our previous developed ROS software package, several experiments are conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness and the applicability of the proposed strategies.