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Swarm behavioral sorting based on robotic hardware variation

Swarm behavioral sorting based on robotic hardware variation
Swarm behavioral sorting based on robotic hardware variation
Swarm robotic systems can offer advantages of robustness, flexibility and scalability, just like social insects. One of the issues that researchers are facing is the hardware variation when implementing real robotic swarms. Identical software cannot guarantee identical behaviors among all robots due to hardware differences between swarm members. We propose a novel approach for sorting swarm robots according to their hardware differences. This method is based on the large number of interactions between robots and the environment. Individual robot’s unique hardware circumstance determines its unique decision and reaction during each robotic controlling step, and these unique local reactions accumulate and contribute to the robot’s global behavior. Accordingly by separating these hardware-triggered global behaviors, swarm robots can be sorted according to their hardware variations.
swarm robot simulation, hardware variation, sorting, behavioral heterogene
Shang, Beining
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Crowder, Richard
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Zauner, Klaus-Peter
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Shang, Beining
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Crowder, Richard
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Zauner, Klaus-Peter
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Shang, Beining, Crowder, Richard and Zauner, Klaus-Peter (2014) Swarm behavioral sorting based on robotic hardware variation. Simultech 2014, Wien, Austria. 27 - 29 Aug 2014. 6 pp .

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Swarm robotic systems can offer advantages of robustness, flexibility and scalability, just like social insects. One of the issues that researchers are facing is the hardware variation when implementing real robotic swarms. Identical software cannot guarantee identical behaviors among all robots due to hardware differences between swarm members. We propose a novel approach for sorting swarm robots according to their hardware differences. This method is based on the large number of interactions between robots and the environment. Individual robot’s unique hardware circumstance determines its unique decision and reaction during each robotic controlling step, and these unique local reactions accumulate and contribute to the robot’s global behavior. Accordingly by separating these hardware-triggered global behaviors, swarm robots can be sorted according to their hardware variations.

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Published date: 29 August 2014
Venue - Dates: Simultech 2014, Wien, Austria, 2014-08-27 - 2014-08-29
Keywords: swarm robot simulation, hardware variation, sorting, behavioral heterogene
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 368746
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/368746
PURE UUID: e0a5d890-ee48-4910-909e-d49e2a07aaa4

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Date deposited: 10 Sep 2014 14:00
Last modified: 10 Jul 2020 16:37

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Author: Beining Shang
Author: Richard Crowder
Author: Klaus-Peter Zauner

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