||Zhiqiang Liu, Yukiko Yamauchi, Shuji Kijima, Masafumi Yamashita, Team assembling problem for asynchronous heterogeneous mobile robots, Theoretical Computer Science, 10.1016/j.tcs.2018.01.009, 721, 27-41, 2018.04.
||Yukiko Yamauchi, Taichi Uehara, Shuji Kijima, Masafumi Yamashita, Plane Formation by Synchronous Mobile Robots in the Three Dimensional Euclidean Space, Journal of the ACM, 10.1145/3060272, 64, 3, 16:1-16:43, 2017.06, Creating a swarm of mobile computing entities, frequently called robots, agents, or sensor nodes, with self-organization ability is a contemporary challenge in distributed computing. Motivated by this, we investigate the plane formation problem that requires a swarm of robots moving in the three-dimensional Euclidean space to land on a common plane. The robots are fully synchronous and endowed with visual perception. But they do not have identifiers, nor access to the global coordinate system, nor any means of explicit communication with each other. Though there are plenty of results on the agreement problem for robots in the two-dimensional plane, for example, the point formation problem, the pattern formation problem, and so on, this is the first result for robots in the three-dimensional space. This article presents a necessary and sufficient condition for fully synchronous robots to solve the plane formation problem that does not depend on obliviousness, i.e., the availability of local memory at robots. An implication of the result is somewhat counter-intuitive: The robots cannot form a plane from most of the semi-regular polyhedra, while they can form a plane from every regular polyhedron (except a regular icosahedron), whose symmetry is usually considered to be higher than any semi-regular polyhedron..
||Yukiko Yamauchi, A survey on pattern formation of autonomous mobile robots: asynchrony, obliviousness and visibility, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 473, 012016, 2013.12.
||Hirotsugu Kakugawa, Yukiko Yamauchi, Sayaka Kamei, Toshimitsu Masuzawa, Observations on non-silent self-stabilizing algorithms in sensor networks with probabilistically intermittent link failures, Theoretical Computer Science, 412, 33, 4336-4349, 2011.07.
||Yukiko Yamauchi, Doina Bein, Toshimitsu Masuzawa, Reliable communication on emulated channels resilient to transient faults, International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science, 22, 5, 10991-1122, 2011.08.
||Yukiko Yamauchi, Doina Bein, Toshimitsu Masuzawa, Linda Morales, I. Hal Sudborough, Calibrating embedded protocols on asynchronous systems, Information Sciences (Elsevier), 180, 1793--1801, 2010.05.
||Yukiko Yamauchi, Sayaka Kamei, Fukuhito Ooshita, Yoshiaki Katayama, Hirotsugu Kakugawa, and Toshimitsu Masuzawa, Timer-based composition of fault-containing self-stabilizing protocols, Information Sciences, 180, 1802--1816, 2010.05.
||Yukiko Yamauchi, Toshimitsu Masuzawa, and Doina Bein, Preserving the fault-containment of ring protocols executed on trees, The Computer Journal (Oxford University Press), 152, 4, 483--498, 2009.07.
||Yukiko Yamauchi, Sayaka Kamei, Fukuhito Ooshita, Yoshiaki Katayama, Hirotsugu Kakugawa, and Toshimitsu Masuzawa, Hierarchical composition of self-stabilizing protocols preserving the fault-containment property, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, E92-D, 3, 451--459, 2009.03.