Heterogeneity and Diversity for Resilience in Multi-Robot Systems

Organizers: Amanda Prorok, Magnus Egerstedt, Vijay Kumar

Website: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~prorok/rss2017

The timeliness of this workshop is granted by our aspirations to solve increasingly complex problems that require a distribution of distinct capabilities among robot team members. During the process of developing such solutions, heterogeneity and diversity become design features. However, we still lack the necessary analytical tools that help us understand the implications. By building on foundational concepts of network science, security, and robustness, we should aim at developing formal definitions of resilience that can be applied to networked multi-robot systems. The workshop's scope of topics will explore the various dimensions along which heterogeneity and diversity occur: behavioral, functional, morphological, temporal, and spatial.