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Coordinating Heterogeneous Swarms through Minimal Communication among Homogeneous Sub-swarms

  • Carlo Pinciroli
  • Rehan O’Grady
  • Anders L. Christensen
  • Marco Dorigo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6234)

Abstract

In swarm robotics, the agents are often assumed to be identical. In this abstract, we argue that the cooperation between swarms of different kinds of robots can enhance the capabilities of the robotic system—heterogeneous swarms marry the robustness and parallelism of homogeneous swarms with efficient task specialisation. A key issue in heterogeneous swarm systems is the potential complexity of facilitating cooperation between the different robot types.

Keywords

Robotic System Potential Complexity Experimental Arena Swarm Robotic Aerial Robot 
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References

  1. 1.
    Pinciroli, C., O’Grady, R., Christensen, A.L., Dorigo, M.: Self-organised recruitment in a heterogeneous swarm. In: Prassel, E., et al. (eds.) The 14th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2009). Proceedings on CD-ROM, paper ID 176, p. 8 (2009)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Pinciroli, C., O’Grady, R., Christensen, A.L., Dorigo, M.: Wisdom of swarms: A case study in robot navigation. Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2010-008, IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium (2010)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Pinciroli
    • 1
  • Rehan O’Grady
    • 1
  • Anders L. Christensen
    • 2
  • Marco Dorigo
    • 1
  1. 1.IRIDIA, CoDEUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesLisbonPortugal

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