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Title: Morphogen diffusion algorithms for tracking and herding using a swarm of kilobots
Authors: Oh, Hyondong
Shiraz, Ataollah R.
Jin, Yaochu
Keywords: Swarm robotics
Object tracking
Morphogen diffusion
Network connectivity preservation
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Springer
Citation: OH, H., SHIRAZ, A.R. and JIN, Y., 2016. Morphogen diffusion algorithms for tracking and herding using a swarm of kilobots. Soft Computing, In press.
Abstract: © 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg This paper investigates self-organised collective formation control using swarm robots. In particular, we focus on collective tracking and herding using a large number of very simple robots. To this end, we choose kilobots as our swarm robot test bed due to its low cost and attractive operational scalability. Note, however, that kilobots have extremely limited locomotion, sensing and communication capabilities. To handle these limitations, a number of new control algorithms based on morphogen diffusion and network connectivity preservation have been suggested for collective object tracking and herding. Numerical simulations of large-scale swarm systems as well as preliminary physical experiments with a relatively small number of kilobots have been performed to verify the effectiveness of the proposed algorithms.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 11th May 2017.
Sponsor: This work was funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Program, Project No. 601062, SWARM-ORGAN.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/s00500-016-2182-2
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21542
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00500-016-2182-2
ISSN: 1432-7643
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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