A Mobile Agent Cloning Controller for Servicing Networked Robots

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors describe how mobile agents that form service providers in a robotic network stigmergically sense the available bandwidth and control their respective cloning rates so as to reduce service times. Apart from a life-time, these agents also have a Cloning Resource which is charged by rewards gained as and when they service the robots. This novel concept of resource embeds an adaptive demand based cloning behavior. The results portrayed in this paper clearly show that the use of such a resource inhibits excessive cloning which otherwise could degrade the efficiency and speed of the service.

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