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Thomas Wheeler

Hometown: Frisco, Texas | Graduation Date: Spring 2019
Computer Science

Robust Consensus in Multi Robot Systems Using Wireless Signals

Mentor: Stephanie Gil
FURI: Spring 2019

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.

 

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Robust Consensus in Multi Robot Systems Using Wireless Signals

Mentor: Stephanie Gil
FURI: Fall 2018

Securing multi-robot teams against malicious activity is crucial as these systems accelerate toward widespread societal integration. This emerging class of “physical networks” motivates research into new methods of security that exploit their physical nature. This research develops a theoretical framework for using the wireless transmissions between agents to secure vulnerable multi-agent consensus.