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24th IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC 2019)
December 1-3, 2019, Kyoto, Japan

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Title Dependability and Fault-Tolerance of Cooperative Mobile Robots: The Gap Between Theory and Pragmatism

Speaker Xavier Défago (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Abstract From an abstract viewpoint, groups/fleets/swarms of mobile robots can be seen as an extended form of distributed system where nodes are mobile and where they can interact through their actions on the environment. Due to demographic pressure on many world economies, robot and device coordination is bound to become gradually more prevalent in infrastructure-like systems over the next decades. As a result, it is becoming increasingly more important to ensure the dependability of such systems. In this talk, I will highlight the gap between theory and practice of fault-tolerance cooperative mobile robot systems. The first part of the talk will overview important theoretical results in cooperative mobile robotics and on self-stabilization. The second part will discuss multi-agent systems problems such as pickup and delivery and iterative multi-agent path finding. The third part will briefly discuss about Byzantine fault-tolerance in actual robot systems.


Title Safety 2.0 - Safety in the next era

Coordinator Nobuyasu Kanekawa (Hitachi, Ltd.)

Panelists Masao Mukaidono (Meiji University), Toshihiro Fujita (IDEC Corporation), Hiroo Kanamaru (Mitsubishi Electric)

Abstract Nowadays, holistic approach toward safety is demanded worldwide. In this panel session, the panelists introduce the concepts of Safety 2.0 which is newly proposed and including concept of collaborative safety in addition to the conventional functional safety. Furthermore, the panelists discuss on how the safety (including ANSHIN and health) which leads to our wellbeing should be, and how should we realize it.

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