Velocity Correlation in Swarm Robtos with Directional Neighborhood

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 194)


Most of robotic systems introduce a directionless neighborhood area, such as a circle or sphere, for robot communication and interaction because it reflects a natural property of some physical sensors and devices. On the other hand, it has reported that some of natural birds employ directional neighborhood for neighbor observation. In this paper, we introduce the directional neighbor to a robotic swarm system, and we investigate how it affects to the connectivity and stability of the system.


flocking directional neighborhood velocity correlation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Aizu TsurugaIkki-machiJapan

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