Social Odometry in Populations of Autonomous Robots

Gutiérrez Martín, Álvaro and Campo, Alexandre and Santos, Francisco C. and Pinciroli, Carlo and Dorigo, Marco (2008). Social Odometry in Populations of Autonomous Robots. In: "6th International Conference Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence, ANTS 2008", 22/09/2008-24/09/2008, Bruselas, Belgica. ISBN 978-3-540-87527-7.

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Title: Social Odometry in Populations of Autonomous Robots
Author/s:
  • Gutiérrez Martín, Álvaro
  • Campo, Alexandre
  • Santos, Francisco C.
  • Pinciroli, Carlo
  • Dorigo, Marco
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 6th International Conference Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence, ANTS 2008
Event Dates: 22/09/2008-24/09/2008
Event Location: Bruselas, Belgica
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence. Lecture Notes In Computer Science
Date: 2008
ISBN: 978-3-540-87527-7
Volume: 5217
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The improvement of odometry systems in collective robotics remains an important challenge for several applications. In this work, we propose a localisation strategy in which robots have no access to centralised information. Each robot has an estimate of its own location and an associated confidence level that decreases with distance travelled. Robots use estimates advertised by neighbouring robots to correct their own location estimates at each time-step. This simple online social form of odometry is shown to allow a group of robots to both increase the quality of individuals’ estimates and efficiently improve their collective performance. Furthermore, social odometry produces a successful selforganised collective pattern.

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Item ID: 4457
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/4457/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:4457
Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/h22p476261896022/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 05 Oct 2010 10:17
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 13:40
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