A Bio-Inspired Approach for Robot Swarm in Smart Factories

  • Ronnier Frates RohrichEmail author
  • Marco Antonio Simoes Teixeira
  • Luis Piardi
  • André Schneider de Oliveira
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1093)


Recent theoretical developments have revealed that the influences and efficiency that mobile robots have brought to society in the last years are incredibly revealing and should be explored in applications for the benefit of the community and the corporate world. Access to this technology enables the development of innovative research for increasingly active industrial environments. This research constitutes a relatively new area which has emerged from the problems of the industry that aims to automate activities considered costly efficiently. A common strategy used to study mobile robots, in production, is to automate work routines through robots, but specific tasks improve specific works. This paper proposes a new approach to use a SWARM of mobile robots to solve problems in the industry based on the bio-inspired solution. The bacteria can have actions that guarantee the survival of their colony; for this purpose, a series of measures can be adopted by the bacteria constituting the colony. This approach has been widely adopted in the field of SWARM of mobile robots with technical and sensory restrictions, to realize a plausible application in the industrial environment. The results of the experiment found clear support for the methodology created, and the bio-inspired SWARM proved to be potentially useful for applications in real industrial robot solutions conforme artigo [11].


Swarm of mobile robot Cognition mechanism Bacterial colony 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronnier Frates Rohrich
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marco Antonio Simoes Teixeira
    • 1
  • Luis Piardi
    • 2
  • André Schneider de Oliveira
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (UTFPR)CuritibaBrazil
  2. 2.Research Center in Digitalization and Intelligent Robotics (CeDRI)Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa ApolóniaBraganãcaPortugal

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