A distributed formation algorithm to organize agents with no coordinate agreements

Studer, Gregory and Harvey, Inman (2007) A distributed formation algorithm to organize agents with no coordinate agreements. In: Proceedings of European Conference on Artificial Life, 2007, Lisbon.

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Abstract

In this paper we present an extension of the ShapeBugs distributed formation algorithm which enables 2D mobile agents to agree on a consensus coordinate system starting from no coordinate agreement. The participating agents require only local communication and local distance and motion information. Because this distance and motion information can in many cases be obtained implicitly through software motor approximation and attenuation or time-of-flight in communication, this approach has the potential to globally coordinate general mobile communicating agents without additional sensor requirements. The extended algorithm also remains robust against agent incapacitation and disorientation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Gregory Studer
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:38
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 10:39
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17502
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