We consider the Mutual Visibility problem for anonymous dimensionless robots with obstructed visibility moving in a plane: starting from distinct locations, the robots must reach, without colliding, a configuration where no three of them are collinear. We study this problem in the luminous robots model, in which each robot has a visible light that can assume colors from a fixed set. Among other results, we prove that Mutual Visibility can be solved in SSynch with 2 colors and in ASynch with 3 colors. If an adversary can interrupt and stop a robot moving to its computed destination, Mutual Visibility is still solvable in SSynch with 3 colors and, if the robots agree on the direction of one axis, also in ASynch. As a byproduct, we provide the first obstructed-visibility solutions to two classical problems for oblivious robots: collision-less convergence to a point (also known as near-gathering) and circle formation.

Mutual visibility by luminous robots without collisions

POLONI, FEDERICO GIOVANNI;
2017-01-01

Abstract

We consider the Mutual Visibility problem for anonymous dimensionless robots with obstructed visibility moving in a plane: starting from distinct locations, the robots must reach, without colliding, a configuration where no three of them are collinear. We study this problem in the luminous robots model, in which each robot has a visible light that can assume colors from a fixed set. Among other results, we prove that Mutual Visibility can be solved in SSynch with 2 colors and in ASynch with 3 colors. If an adversary can interrupt and stop a robot moving to its computed destination, Mutual Visibility is still solvable in SSynch with 3 colors and, if the robots agree on the direction of one axis, also in ASynch. As a byproduct, we provide the first obstructed-visibility solutions to two classical problems for oblivious robots: collision-less convergence to a point (also known as near-gathering) and circle formation.
2017
Di Luna, G. A.; Flocchini, P.; Gan Chaudhuri, S.; Poloni, FEDERICO GIOVANNI; Santoro, N.; Viglietta, G.
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