AbstractsComputer Science

A study of algorithms for 2-dimensional self-assembly in swarm robotics

by Bonny Wong

Institution: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Year: 2015
Keywords: Natural Sciences; Computer and Information Science; Computer Science; Naturvetenskap; Data- och informationsvetenskap; Datavetenskap (datalogi)
Record ID: 1358418
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Intelligent Control is a novel way to solve problems involving the control of complex systems in many areas. Among these areas are multi-robot systems. Swarm robotics is a multi-robot system that is inspired by natural swarms such as ones found among social insects. One of the problems found within swarm robotics involves the forming of geometrical shapes in 2D-space through local interactions. This thesis has taken an existing solution to the shape forming problem and addressed some of the limitations of it. Through the use of a computer simulation, a swarm robotic system using these improvements were simulated and yielded positive results.