One important application of mobile robots is searching a geographical region to locate the origin of a specific sensible phenomenon. We first propose a fuzzy logic approach using a decision table. A novel fuzzy rule based was designed. And then a fuzzy search strategy is adopted by utilizing the three tier centers of mass coordination. Experimental results show that fuzzy logic algorithm is an efficient approach for the collective robots to locate the target source. In addition, noise and the position of the target affect the searching result.

Meeting Name

12th IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, 2003. FUZZ '03


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Collective Robotic Search; Collective Robots; Decision Table; Fuzzy Logic; Fuzzy Rule Base; Fuzzy Search Strategy; Geographical Region; Intelligent Robots; Mass Coordination; Mobile Robots; Motion Control; Multi-Robot Systems; Position Control; Search Problems; Specific Sensible Phenomena; Target Source Location; Three Tier Centers

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

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Final Version

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Publication Date

01 Jan 2003