Collective decision-making based on social odometry

Gutierrez Martín, Álvaro and Campo, Alexandre and Monasterio-Huelin Maciá, Felix and Magdalena, Luis and Dorigo, Marco (2010). Collective decision-making based on social odometry. "Neural Computing and Applications", v. 19 (n. 6); pp. 807-823. ISSN 0941-0643.


Title: Collective decision-making based on social odometry
  • Gutierrez Martín, Álvaro
  • Campo, Alexandre
  • Monasterio-Huelin Maciá, Felix
  • Magdalena, Luis
  • Dorigo, Marco
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Neural Computing and Applications
Date: September 2010
ISSN: 0941-0643
Volume: 19
Freetext Keywords: Swarm robotics, Self-organization, Collective decision, Local communication
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnologías Especiales Aplicadas a la Telecomunicación [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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In this paper, we propose a swarm intelligence localization strategy in which robots have to locate different resource areas in a bounded arena and forage between them. The robots have no knowledge of the arena dimensions and of the number of resource areas. The strategy is based on peer-to-peer local communication without the need for any central unit. Social Odometry leads to a self-organized path selection. We show how collective decisions lead the robots to choose the closest resource site from a central place. Results are presented with simulated and real robots.

Funding Projects

FP7223994N4CUnspecifiedNetworking for Communications Challenged Communities: Architecture, Test Beds and Innovative Alliances

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Item ID: 9444
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DOI: 10.1007/s00521-010-0380-x
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Nov 2011 12:07
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2014 13:45
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