Ultra-Low Complexity Control Mechanisms for Sensor Networks and Robotic Swarms

Provided by: The Society of American Magicians
Topic: Networking
Format: PDF
Biologically inspired swarms of autonomous robots have been used successfully in a variety of robotic applications ranging from various kinds of ground-based robots, to unmanned aerial vehicles. Typically, all of these systems use digital communications among swarm agents to implement their behavioral rules (e.g., because they need to exchange information about the location of agents). In this paper, the authors propose general control architecture for ultra-low complexity robotic swarms that can be fully implemented in analog hardware and does not require digital communication for any part of the swarm coordination.

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