Analysis of Spatially Limited Local Communication for Multi-Robot Foraging

Stephan Krannich, Erik Maehle


This work presents a biologically inspired communication model for foraging swarms of cooperative mobile robots. In contrast to conventional, unrestricted local communication the exchange of messages is here spatially restricted to a nest-like area. The performance of the presented communication concept is evaluated using simulation and comparison to common forms of communication. An implementation on hardware robots allows to determine influences from the real world on the model. Results show that spatial limitation of communication to a single nest area can still speed up the performance of foraging swarms whereas further increasing the quantity of conventional local communication is less effective for the process of foraging.

TitelFIRA 2009: Progress in Robotics
Band44 CCIS
Herausgeber (Verlag)Springer Verlag
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-03985-0
ISBN (elektronisch)978-3-642-03986-7
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 01.12.2009
Veranstaltung12th FIRA RoboWorld Congress on Progress in Robotics 2009
- Incheon, Südkorea
Dauer: 16.08.200920.08.2009
Konferenznummer: 82334


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