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A tuple space for data sharing in robot swarms

Carlo Pinciroli, Adam Lee-Brown and Giovanni Beltrame

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Cite this document: Pinciroli, C., Lee-Brown, A. & Beltrame, G. (2015, December). A tuple space for data sharing in robot swarms. Paper presented at 9th EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT 2015), New York, NY, USA (8 pages). doi:10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262503
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In this paper, we present a system to allow a swarm of robots to agree on a set of (key,value) pairs. This system enables a form of information sharing that has the potential to be an asset for coordination in complex environments, such as globally optimized task allocation. Taking inspiration from the environment-mediated communication of social insects, we call the system virtual stigmergy. Experimental evaluation indicates that virtual stigmergy can work in a wide variety of running conditions including heavy packet loss, and can cope with random motion trajectories.

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swarm robotics, collective robotics, information sharing, stigmergy

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Subjects: 2600 Robotique > 2600 Robotique
2600 Robotique > 2601 Commande appliquée à la robotique et automation
2600 Robotique > 2605 Analyse de formes et intelligence artificielle
Department: Département de génie informatique et génie logiciel
Research Center: Non applicable
Funders: CRSNG/NSERC - Engage Grant, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), NanoQuébec, RMGA, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQ-NT)
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2021 14:18
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2021 17:05
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/4727/
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Conference Title: 9th EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT 2015)
Conference Location: New York, NY, USA
Conference Date(s): 2015-12-03 - 2015-12-05
Publisher: European Union Digital Library
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262503


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