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JIMENEZ BUILES, Jovani Alberto; OVALLE CARRANZA, Demetrio Arturo  and  BRANCH BEDOYA, John William. Multiple robot systems’ communication using MAD-Smart methodology. Ing. Investig. [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.2, pp.59-65. ISSN 0120-5609.

This paper was aimed at exhibiting the real need for having good communication within multiple robots systems using MAD-Smart methodology. Such methodology consists of conceptualising, analysing and designing multiple robot teams by defining a set of activities. MAD-Smart assists developers in further understanding not only the problem to be solved but the final characteristics which a particular system must accomplish and the role played by each agent in resolving problems. This methodology has already been validated by implementing the SMART (robotic multi-agent system) project, educational robotics: intelligent machines in education and sensory and perception models in robotic agents for material identification. MAD-Smart has been shown to be more relevant in handling agent roles than the agents themselves for a given communication model. This issue reflects this methodology’s degree of abstraction since a role defining as an abstract representation of high level behavioural allows generalising the best possible scenarios which can be found in a given multi-robot system.

Keywords : communication among agents; conversation modelling; MAD-Smart methodology; multiagent robotic systems.

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