International Conference on Neural Information Processing

Neural Information Processing pp 308-315

Path Planning with Slime Molds: A Biology-Inspired Approach

  • Masafumi Uemura
  • Haruna Matsushita
  • Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-26561-2_37

Volume 9492 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Uemura M., Matsushita H., Kraetzschmar G.K. (2015) Path Planning with Slime Molds: A Biology-Inspired Approach. In: Arik S., Huang T., Lai W., Liu Q. (eds) Neural Information Processing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9492. Springer, Cham

Abstract

This paper proposes an Artificial Plasmodium Algorithm (APA) mimicked a contraction wave of a plasmodium of physarum polucephalum. Plasmodia can live using the contracion wave in their body to communicate to others and transport a nutriments. In the APA, each plasmodium has two information as the wave information: the direction and food index. We apply the APA to 4 types of mazes and confirm that the APA can solve the mazes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masafumi Uemura
    • 1
  • Haruna Matsushita
    • 1
  • Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar
    • 2
  1. 1.Kagawa UniversityTakamatsuJapan
  2. 2.Bonn-Rhein-Sieg UniversitySankt AugustinGermany