Fish shoal inspired movement in robotic collectives

TitleFish shoal inspired movement in robotic collectives
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsCioarga, R., B. Panus, C. Oancea, M. V. Micea, V. Cretu, and E. Petriu
Conference NameRobotic and Sensors Environments, 2008. ROSE 2008. International Workshop on
Pagination7 -12
Date Publishedoct.
Keywordscollaborative robotics, fish shoal inspired movement, LEGO Mindstorm Robot, mobile robots, motion control, multi-robot systems, robotic collectives

Robotic collectives are used for the efficient achievement of complex tasks. There is a significant increase in the interest for emergent, collaborative robotics as a viable alternative to the more centralized classic approach as the dimensions, energy consumption and especially price are becoming required constraints. This paper describes a nature inspired algorithm intended for the movement and communication of such robotic collectives. As a case study, the implementation of the emergent algorithm on a system consisting of LEGO Mindstorm Robots is further discussed along with some of the most interesting experimental results.


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