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Simulating collective transport of virtual ants

Shihui Guo, Meili Wang, Gabriel Notman, Jian Chang, Jianjun Zhang, Minghong Liao
2017 Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds  
1 This paper simulates the behaviour of collective 2 transport where a group of ants transports an 3 object in a cooperative fashion.  ...  Our 17 method can reproduce the characteristic strate-18 gies of ants, such as realign and reposition. 19 The simulations show that with the strat-20 egy of reposition, the ants can avoid deadlock 21 scenarios  ...  However simu-36 lating the collective transport of virtual ants is a 37 challenging task since it involves a group of in-38 dividuals coordinating in an indirect way.  ... 
doi:10.1002/cav.1779 fatcat:mrphgh7thfhnlb6yba3vcal7li

Sophisticated collective foraging with minimalist agents: a swarm robotics test

Mohamed S. Talamali, Thomas Bose, Matthew Haire, Xu Xu, James A. R. Marshall, Andreagiovanni Reina
2019 Swarm Intelligence  
Here, we present a collective foraging system based on virtual pheromones, tested in simulation and in swarms of up to 200 physical robots.  ...  How groups of cooperative foragers can achieve efficient and robust collective foraging is of interest both to biologists studying social insects and engineers designing swarm robotics systems.  ...  We also thank Elva JH Robinson for valuable discussions on collective foraging in ants.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11721-019-00176-9 fatcat:j62jldykfzb5np5hkg7qpmrpay

Quality-Sensitive Foraging by a Robot Swarm Through Virtual Pheromone Trails [chapter]

Anna Font Llenas, Mohamed S. Talamali, Xu Xu, James A. R. Marshall, Andreagiovanni Reina
2018 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Inspired by ants' foraging behaviour, we successfully tackle robot swarm coordination through indirect stigmergic communication in the form of virtual pheromone trails.  ...  Large swarms of simple autonomous robots can be employed to find objects clustered at random locations, and transport them to a central depot.  ...  The authors thank Michael Port, Alex Cope, and Carlo Pinciroli for their crucial help and support in tackling the hardware and software challenges of this project.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-00533-7_11 fatcat:v5qu26vlf5ev7oseengmibrq4e

Topology control of VANET based on the multi-radio in vehicle and traffic flow in road network

2017 Tehnički Vjesnik  
a stable and efficient mobile internet topology and designs multi-radio nodes in vehicle, and then raises the virtual-force oriented ant colony optimization algorithm through primal approach topology to  ...  Finally, we verify the feasibility and effectiveness of topology control strategy of VANET based on the multiradio in vehicle and traffic flow in road network through the simulation experiment.  ...  of virtual-force; α represents the degree of information important; k i N is the collection of ant k in note i come adjacent nodes directly.  ... 
doi:10.17559/tv-20160525163719 fatcat:76i3wtlwureubgyuitwwoejule

Artificial pheromone for path selection by a foraging swarm of robots

Alexandre Campo, Álvaro Gutiérrez, Shervin Nouyan, Carlo Pinciroli, Valentin Longchamp, Simon Garnier, Marco Dorigo
2010 Biological cybernetics  
In order to achieve path selection, we implement virtual ants that lay artificial pheromone inside a network of robots.  ...  Virtual ants are local messages transmitted by robots; they travel along chains of robots and deposit artificial pheromone on the robots that are literally forming the chain and indicat-A.  ...  The collisions of virtual ants with those going in opposite directions were not modelled neither analytically nor in simulations.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00422-010-0402-x pmid:20644952 fatcat:sl5xorjz3vdqzfmzi6wwon7pb4

Swarm Foraging Review: Closing the Gap Between Proof and Practice

Qi Lu, G. Matthew Fricke, John C. Ericksen, Melanie E. Moses
2020 Current Robotics Reports  
Augmented reality has enabled virtual pheromones to be used with hardware, blurring the line between physical and simulation experiments.  ...  Recent Findings Encouragingly, the convergence between theory and practice is evident in analytical work on the scaling of transportation networks and in behavioral grammars that give formal insight into  ...  Compliance with Ethical Standards Conflict of Interest The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s43154-020-00018-1 fatcat:aadml5xg2vdhxemp2wahw2z4yu

A novel cooperative ant-based clustering approach for wireless multimedia sensor networks

Luis Cobo
2015 Revista Ontare  
Our algorithm uses ants to choose good Cluster head candidates and to create a virtual backbone among these router nodes.  ...  Our approach for Cluster-based network organization is based on the use of collective social agents in order to lead the formation of these Clusters.  ...  (2008) With a virtual backbone in the network, only CHs are concerned with data transportation, and other nodes are free to pursue their sensing tasks.  ... 
doi:10.21158/23823399.v2.n1.2014.1232 fatcat:laalygxknvfk3ovrwtdylejiam

Multi-Agent Foraging: state-of-the-art and research challenges

Ouarda Zedadra, Nicolas Jouandeau, Hamid Seridi, Giancarlo Fortino
2017 Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling  
and transport objects to specific storage point(s).  ...  Then we analyze previously proposed taxonomies, and propose a new foraging taxonomy characterized by four principal axes: Environment, Collective, Strategy and Simulation, summarize related foraging works  ...  If we imitate the collective intelligent behavior of ants for example, we need to deeply study the design of ants in order to produce an Ant-like-Robot (material, shape, actuator,...) that could produce  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40294-016-0041-8 fatcat:gxyhztsz4bhlziey53ns3cyp4y

An adaptive vehicle guidance system instigated from ant colony behavior

Habib M. Kammoun, Ilhem Kallel, Adel M. Alimi, Jorge Casillas
2010 2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics  
Series of simulations, under a multiagent platform, allow us to discuss the improvement of the global road traffic quality in terms of time, fluidity, and adaptativity.  ...  This method is implemented as a deliberative module of a vehicle ant agent in a collaborative multiagent system representing the entire road network.  ...  ACKNOW LEDGMENT The authors acknowledge the financial support of this work by grants from General Direction of Scientific Research (DGRST), Tunisia, under the ARUB program.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icsmc.2010.5642001 dblp:conf/smc/KammounKAC10 fatcat:qwbtofe6qvdk7c5svpc7wmoi54

Cooperative Agent Model Instantiation to Collective Robotics [chapter]

Gauthier Picard
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
A sample implementation of the agent model in the collective robotics domain -resource transportation -will illustrate a discussion on the model.  ...  The general aim of our work is to provide tools, methods and models to adaptive multi-agent systems designers.  ...  This method corresponds to the use of virtual and personal pheromones.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11423355_15 fatcat:uefo5pzglrafzkrh544itvd4ny

Maintaining a distributed symbiotic relationship using delegate MultiAgent systems

Rutger Claes, Tom Holvoet
2010 Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference  
Online simulation of traffic can assist route guidance systems by predicting problems such as congestion.  ...  between online simulation and the physical system.  ...  This mechanism of using ants to explore the virtual environment is a suitable abstraction even when using online simulations instead of reservations.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2010.5678992 dblp:conf/wsc/ClaesH10 fatcat:cs4pjy5tazfylpt5xskmtmcvrm

Study of group food retrieval by ants as a model for multi-robot collective transport strategies

S. Berman, Q. Lindsey, M. Sakar, V. Kumar, S. Pratt
2010 Robotics: Science and Systems VI  
Our simulations qualitatively replicate individual ant activity as well as certain macroscopic features of the transport.  ...  Group food retrieval in some ant species serves as a useful paradigm for multi-robot collective transport strategies that are decentralized, scalable, and do not require a priori information about the  ...  COLLECTIVE TRANSPORT SIMULATION We simulated transport scenarios with different numbers of ants and springs on the elastic structure.  ... 
doi:10.15607/ dblp:conf/rss/BermanLSKP10 fatcat:ckeaqwkuwrekdn4ud6vojbouvy

Anticipatory Vehicle Routing using Delegate Multi-Agent Systems

Danny Weyns, Tom Holvoet, Alexander Helleboogh
2007 2007 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference  
In this approach, individual vehicles are represented by agents, which themselves issue lightweight agents that explore alternative routes in the environment on behalf of the vehicles.  ...  Based on the evaluation of the alternatives, the vehicles then issue light-weight agents for allocating road segments, spreading the vehicles' intentions and coordinating their behavior.  ...  [14] proposes a MAS-based transportation simulation where travelers are represented by agents that make independent decisions about their actions.  ... 
doi:10.1109/itsc.2007.4357809 dblp:conf/itsc/WeynsHH07 fatcat:etunnrff3fcrpmlvpknf4taysy

Global Invasion History of the Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta

M. S. Ascunce, C.-C. Yang, J. Oakey, L. Calcaterra, W.-J. Wu, C.-J. Shih, J. Goudet, K. G. Ross, D. Shoemaker
2011 Science  
An assessment of genetic variation at a diverse set of molecular markers in 2144 fire ant colonies from 75 geographic sites worldwide revealed that at least nine separate introductions of S. invicta have  ...  The fire ant Solenopsis invicta is a significant pest that was inadvertently introduced into the southern United States almost a century ago and more recently into California and other regions of the world  ...  In virtually every simulation using site data, a scenario of separate introductions from the United States into each NIA was supported with very high probability relative to the alternative serial introduction  ... 
doi:10.1126/science.1198734 pmid:21350177 fatcat:xtqi46ddz5adbca7qjcgrolha4

Fuzzy Ant Colony Paradigm for Virtual Pedestrian Simulation

A. Boulmakoul
2011 Open Operational Research Journal  
In this paper we describe a simulation system for virtual pedestrians. We mix the concept of fuzzy ant given by Ant Colony paradigm and associated cellular automaton model.  ...  The strength of our model takes advantage in using explicit Ant Colony model and on projecting fuzzy theory to apprehend pedestrians' perceptions.  ...  Scenario of Blocked Corridor Scenario of Open Corridor CONCLUSION In this paper, we present a simple fuzzy virtual pedestrian simulation model.  ... 
doi:10.2174/1874243201105010019 fatcat:wov32de7bbdqxbufwb7fkcnitm
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