Jan Kronquist , pp. 28. Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science, 2001.
Potential fields is popular technique in autonomous robotics. The Electric
Field Approach is such a technique used for high level robot control. The
approach was developed by Team Sweden for use in RoboCup 2000, a soccer
competition for mobile robots. This thesis describes several improvements that
has been made while preparing for RoboCup 2001. The improvements are used
to create simple behaviors which achieve a form of implicit cooperation and also
more active defence.
This thesis also describes improvement ideas that failed to show the de-sired
improvement and the reason for this is discussed, thereby deepening the
understanding of the Electric Field Approach.