Flocking in Stationary and Non-stationary Environments: A Novel Communication Strategy for Heading Alignment

Ferrante E., TURGUT A. E. , Mathews N., Birattari M., Dorigo M.

11th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, Krakow, Polonya, 11 - 15 Eylül 2010, cilt.6239, ss.331-340 identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6239
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/978-3-642-15871-1_34
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Krakow
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Polonya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.331-340


We propose a novel communication strategy inspired by explicit signaling mechanisms seen in vertebrates, in order to improve performance of self-organized flocking for a swarm of mobile robots. The communication strategy is used to make the robots match each other's headings. The task of the robots is to coordinately move towards a common goal direction, which might stay fixed or change over time.