We study the problem of distributed multi-robot coverage over an unknown,non-uniform sensory field . We propose an adaptive coverage algorithm called DeterministicSequencing of Learning and Coverage (DSLC) that schedules learning and coverageepochs such that its emphasis gradually shifts from exploration to exploitation . Using a novel definition of coverage regret, we analyze DSLC to provide an upper bound on expectedcumulative coverage regret . Finally, we illustrate the empirical performance of the algorithm through simulations of the coverage task over an unknowndistribution of wildfires to illustrate the algorithm’s performance . We use DSLC as an example of simulated coverage performance .

Author(s) : Lai Wei, Andrew McDonald, Vaibhav Srivastava

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Keywords : coverage - performance - algorithm - dslc - regret -

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