Applications and Experiments
Based on the DLOC model, two sets of experiments are designed to validate the methodologies described in Chaps. 3 and 4 to answer the research questions. The first set of experiments tests the ACRP for constructing teams of forming end-effectors for robotic harvesting systems. The second set of experiments tests the DLOC protocols for collaborative disruptions response, handling and control in various complex systems, including water distribution system, power grid system, and conceptual complex network systems. The experiments are performed on the TIE/DLOC tool detailed in Chap. 5. From the experimental observation of performance metrics, the results have shown that the developed control protocols have statistical significance in the improvement of the network-to-network (N2N) services. Common improvements include increased productivity, reduced service time, reduced failures, and saved cost and energy.
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