Ant Inspired Algorithm for Multi-robot Collaboration
There are several application scenarios where multiple robots can be used to attain goals otherwise not possible by deploying a single robot. In this study, we analyze the defensive behavior in ants and derive the inspiration for collaborative approach in multi-robot system to observe the effectiveness of the resulting collaboration. The finding of this study suggests that the proposed collaborative algorithm, inspired by the social defensive behavior of ants, is effective in improving multi-robot system efficiency. The implementation of the algorithm in software simulation also resulted emergence of escaping behavior in robots trapped between obstacles.
S. Bashyal et al., "Ant Inspired Algorithm for Multi-robot Collaboration," Proceedings of ANNIE 2007 (Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering) Conference (2007, St. Louis, MO), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Nov 2007.
ANNIE 2007 (Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering) Conference (2007: Nov. 11-14, St. Louis, MO)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Multiple Robot System; Robotics
Article - Conference proceedings
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