Implementation of Machine Learning Algorithms on Multi-Robot Coordination

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ELECTRONICS, vol.11, no.11, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/electronics11111786
  • Journal Name: ELECTRONICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Directory of Open Access Journals, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: multi-robot coordination, navigation, bat-algorithm, heuristic algorithms, OPTIMIZATION, TRACKING, SEARCH
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Occasionally, professional rescue teams encounter issues while rescuing people during earthquake collapses. One such issue is the localization of wounded people from the earthquake. Machines used by rescue teams may cause crucial issues due to misleading localization. Usually, robot technology is utilized to address this problem. Many research papers addressing rescue operations have been published in the last two decades. In the literature, there are few studies on multi-robot coordination. The systems designed with a single robot should also overcome time constraints. A sophisticated algorithm should be developed for multi-robot coordination to solve that problem. Then, a fast rescuing operation could be performed. The distinctive property of this study is that it proposes a multi-robot system using a novel heuristic bat-inspired algorithm for use in search and rescue operations. Bat-inspired techniques gained importance in soft-computing experiments. However, there are only single-robot systems for robot navigation. Another original aspect of this paper is that this heuristic algorithm is employed to coordinate the robots. The study is devised to encourage extended work related to earthquake collapse rescue operations.