Developing a Distributed Drone Delivery System with a Hybrid Behavior Planning System

AutorDaniel Krakowczyk, Jannik Wolff, Alexandru Ciobanu, Dennis Julian Meyer, Christopher-Eyk Hrabia
QuelleKI 2018: Advances in Artificial Intelligence 

The demand for fast and reliable parcel shipping is globally rising. Conventional delivery by land requires good infrastructure and causes high costs, especially on the last mile. We present a distributed and scalable drone delivery system based on the contract net protocol for task allocation and the ROS hybrid behaviour planner (RHBP) for goal-oriented task execution. The solution is tested on a modified multi-agent systems simulation platform (MASSIM). Within this environment, the solution scales up well and is profitable across different configurations.