Mobile Agent Cloning for Servicing Networked Robots

  • W. Wilfred Godfrey
  • Shivashankar B. Nair
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7057)


In this work we present how the concept of cloning of mobile agents can aid in enhancing the performance of a multi robot system by providing faster services to the robots. The mobile agents carry solutions to problems faced by robots, as their payload. These agents move conscientiously in the network till they sense a pheromone gradient formed by a Robot Requesting Service (RRS) and its neighbours. Mobile agents tend to clone when they discover pheromones diffused by different RRSs thereby resulting in a faster and concurrent service. Simulation results have shown that cloning agents in high density RRS areas greatly decreases the waiting times for a service.


Mobile Agents Multi-Robot Systems Pheromone Diffusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Wilfred Godfrey
    • 1
  • Shivashankar B. Nair
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & Engg.Indian Institute of TechnologyGuwahatiIndia

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