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Study of Formation Control of Mobile Robots

Shakir Mahmood, Muwahida Liaquat, Zeeshan Ahmad, Ahsan Zaheer, and Abdullah Khan
Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Abstract—Collective of Robots can perform complicated tasks that are beyond the capabilities of individual. The ability of such a collective to do tasks efficiently is because of its characteristic to form different shapes. In this paper, we present a Hybrid control method called Self-Assembly (SA), which will enables the collective to maintain the desired shape. This control mechanism will allow the robots to form different shapes with robustness and will provide the efficient techniques to counter Localization, Formation and Communication problems of the collective swarm. 

Index Terms—formation control, localization, robot swarms, mobile robots, self-assembly, hybrid control

Cite: Shakir Mahmood, Muwahida Liaquat, Zeeshan Ahmad, Ahsan Zaheer, and Abdullah Khan, "Study of Formation Control of Mobile Robots" International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 111-116, January 2020. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.9.1.111-116