Foundational Problems in Multi-robot Coordination under Uncertainty and Adversarial Attacks

ICRA 2020 Workshop


Recent advancements in hardware and onboard state estimation and perception in robotic systems have improved the possibility of widespread deployment of autonomous coordinating multirobot systems in the near-future. However, success in applications depends to a large degree on the ability of the robots to coordinate effectively under uncertainty as well as under potential adversarial attacks. Various aspects of multirobot coordination have been studied in the past quarter century, mostly in a cooperative and deterministic setting. Some recent work, motivated by application requirements, has begun focusing on studying multirobot coordination under uncertainty as well as in adversarial scenarios. However, as a community, we have just scratched the surface. The objective of this workshop is to bring together a group of researchers to exchange ideas and discuss potential open problems in this area.

The talks and discussion in the workshop will not just be restricted to recent research from the speakers but give a broader perspective on the field, reflecting on the foundational results in multi-robot coordination, and identify what would be important open problems for the community to solve.

The workshop will be held on Thursday 4 June 2020 in room 342B.


Invited Speakers

  • Robin Murphy, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Volkan Isler, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Dylan Shell, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Amanda Prorok, Cambridge University, UK
  • Josh VanderHook, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
  • Gaurav Sukhatme, University of Southern California, USA
  • Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Robert Fitch, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Lorenzo Sabattini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Timothy Chung, DARPA, USA