Print Email Facebook Twitter On the need for a coordination mechanism to guarantee task completion in a cooperative team Title On the need for a coordination mechanism to guarantee task completion in a cooperative team Author Rozemuller, C. Hindriks, K.V. Neerincx, M.A. Publication year 2015 Abstract To design good cooperative team members in robotics it is important to know what coordination mechanisms are required. Our approach to explore the need for a coordination mechanism is based on a systematic methodology to identify team coordination requirements. We show that a team combined of robots that each individually can solve a task not always is able to guarantee task completion as a team. In these cases some mechanism for coordination is required and we formally identify various problem classes that impose different requirements. We introduce a formal task model and distinguish between no, implicit and explicit coordination mechanisms. This model is used to study which mechanisms guarantee task completion. It allows us to prove some empirical findings reported in the literature such as that a simple foraging task does not require coordination. Subject Human & Operational ModellingPCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsTS - Technical Sciences ELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesCoordination mechanism,Robotics team membersFormal task modelTask completionCooperative team membersMulti-robot systemsRobot kinematicsSemanticsResource managementTeamworkPlanning To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:3bdcc760-61b0-4b6b-a7b8-dd148a824b9b DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/iros.2015.7353764 TNO identifier 574977 Source Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.