Path Planning with Slime Molds: A Biology-Inspired Approach
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- 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
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.