Synthesis of distributed control and communication schemes from global LTL specifications
Ding, Xu Chu
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Citation (published version)Yushan Chen, Xu Chu Ding, Calin Belta. 2011. "Synthesis of Distributed Control and Communication Schemes from Global LTL Specifications." 2011 50TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL AND EUROPEAN CONTROL CONFERENCE (CDC-ECC), pp. 2718 - 2723 (6).
We introduce a technique for synthesis of control and communication strategies for a team of agents from a global task specification given as a Linear Temporal Logic (LTL) formula over a set of properties that can be satisfied by the agents. We consider a purely discrete scenario, in which the dynamics of each agent is modeled as a finite transition system. The proposed computational framework consists of two main steps. First, we extend results from concurrency theory to check whether the specification is distributable among the agents. Second, we generate individual control and communication strategies by using ideas from LTL model checking. We apply the method to automatically deploy a team of miniature cars in our Robotic Urban-Like Environment.