An introduction to swarm robotics

Navarro Oiza, Iñaki and Matía Espada, Fernando (2013). An introduction to swarm robotics. "ISRN Robotics", v. 2013 ; pp. 1-10. ISSN 2090-8806.


Title: An introduction to swarm robotics
  • Navarro Oiza, Iñaki
  • Matía Espada, Fernando
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: ISRN Robotics
Date: 2013
Volume: 2013
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnologías Especiales Aplicadas a la Aeronáutica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Swarm robotics is a field of multi-robotics in which large number of robots are coordinated in a distributed and decentralised way. It is based on the use of local rules, and simple robots compared to the complexity of the task to achieve, and inspired by social insects. Large number of simple robots can perform complex tasks in a more efficient way than a single robot, giving robustness and flexibility to the group. In this article, an overview of swarm robotics is given, describing its main properties and characteristics and comparing it to general multi-robotic systems. A review of different research works and experimental results, together with a discussion of the future swarm robotics in real world applications completes this work.

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