A Bio-inspired Multi-Robot Coordination Approach

Yan Meng, Ọlọrundamilọla Kazeem, Jing Gan



In this paper, a bio-inspired stigmergy-based coordination approach is proposed for a distributed multi-robot system. This approach is inspired from the behavior of social insect swarming, where social insect colonies are able to build sophisticated structures and regulate the activities of millions of individuals by endowing each individual with simple rules based on local perception. A virtual pheromone mechanism is proposed as the message passing coordination scheme among the robots. The proposed algorithm has been implemented on embodied robot simulator Player/Stage, and the simulation results show the feasibility, robustness, and scalability of the methods under different dynamic environments with real-world constraints.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Meng Y., Kazeem Ọ. and Gan J. (2007). A Bio-inspired Multi-Robot Coordination Approach . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems - Volume 1: MARS, (ICINCO 2007) ISBN 978-972-8865-86-6, pages 14-23. DOI: 10.5220/0001634100140023

in Bibtex Style

author={Yan Meng and Ọlọrundamilọla Kazeem and Jing Gan},
title={A Bio-inspired Multi-Robot Coordination Approach},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems - Volume 1: MARS, (ICINCO 2007)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems - Volume 1: MARS, (ICINCO 2007)
TI - A Bio-inspired Multi-Robot Coordination Approach
SN - 978-972-8865-86-6
AU - Meng Y.
AU - Kazeem Ọ.
AU - Gan J.
PY - 2007
SP - 14
EP - 23
DO - 10.5220/0001634100140023