FURI | Spring 2019

Robust Consensus in Multi Robot Systems Using Wireless Signals

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Securing robot teams against malicious activity is crucial as these systems accelerate towards widespread societal integration. Researchers derive a framework for securing multi-agent consensus against the Sybil attack by using physical properties of wireless transmissions. Researchers design a switching signal and consensus protocol from the transmissions, which stochastically excludes untrustworthy clients. This allows for consensus to the average with a probability of error that vanishes exponentially with time. This work has culminated into a paper submitted and accepted for presentation at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in spring 2019.


Student researcher

Thomas Wheeler

Computer science

Hometown: Frisco, Texas

Graduation date: Spring 2019