Algorithms for building annular structures with minimalist robots inspired by brood sorting in ant colonies

Wilson, M., Melhuish, C., Sendova-Franks, A. B. and Scholes, S. (2006) Algorithms for building annular structures with minimalist robots inspired by brood sorting in ant colonies. Autonomous Robots, 17 (2). pp. 115-136. ISSN 0929-5593

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:AURO.0000033969.52486....


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:The paper represented an original strand of research exploring behaviour transitions in a collective of minimalist robots. The work was bio-inspired and, as such, was undertaken by a multidisciplinary team of roboticists and biologists. The study provided a hypothesis of action selection transition in robots and a theoretical explanation along with detailed results with a fleet of robots which took careful observation over a number of weeks. This early work in bio-inspired collective systems has paved the way for BRL's current research programme in swarm systems. The paper is used in robotics degree courses and has 15 google scholar citations.
Uncontrolled Keywords:collective behaviour transition, genetic algorithm, ant sorting, swarm intelligence, swarm robotics
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
ID Code:5895
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Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 15:10
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