A game-theoretic formulation of the homogeneous self-reconfiguration problem
KAUST DepartmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Electrical Engineering Program
Online Publication Date2016-02-29
Print Publication Date2015-12
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/606858
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AbstractIn this paper we formulate the homogeneous two- and three-dimensional self-reconfiguration problem over discrete grids as a constrained potential game. We develop a game-theoretic learning algorithm based on the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm that solves the self-reconfiguration problem in a globally optimal fashion. Both a centralized and a fully decentralized algorithm are presented and we show that the only stochastically stable state is the potential function maximizer, i.e. the desired target configuration. These algorithms compute transition probabilities in such a way that even though each agent acts in a self-interested way, the overall collective goal of self-reconfiguration is achieved. Simulation results confirm the feasibility of our approach and show convergence to desired target configurations.
SponsorsThis research was sponsored by AFOSR/MURI Project #FA9550-09-1- 0538 and ONR Project #N00014-09-1-0751.
Conference/Event name2015 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)