A Tuple Space for Data Sharing in Robot Swarms

Pinciroli, Carlo and Lee-Brown, Adam and Beltrame, Giovanni (2016) A Tuple Space for Data Sharing in Robot Swarms. A Tuple Space for Data Sharing in Robot Swarms, 2 (9). e2. ISSN 2312-8623

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In this paper, we present a system to allow a swarm of robots to agree on a set of (key,value) pairs. This system enables a form of information sharing that has the potential to be an asset for coordination in complex environments, such as globally optimized task allocation. Taking inspiration from the environment-mediated communication of social insects, we call the system virtual stigmergy. Experimental evaluation indicates that virtual stigmergy can work in a wide variety of running conditions including heavy packet loss, and can cope with random motion trajectories.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: swarm robotics, collective robotics, information sharing, stigmergy
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2021 11:56
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 11:56
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/4334

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