Exploiting bacteria swarms for pollution mapping

John Oyekan, Huosheng Hu, Dongbing Gu
2009 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO)  
Inspired by the simplicity of how nature solves its problems, we develop a flocking controller that would enable the localisation and subsequent mapping of environmental pollutants. Pollutants could range from checimal leaks to invisible air borne harzardous materials. We use simulation results to validate our approach and then briefly discuss how to implement the controller onto a real robotic platform. Our motivation is to use the advantages offered by swarm robotics-simple, multiple and
more » ... agents-to achieve a collective complex single goal of mapping an environmental pollutant spread over a large area. We aim to make our approach as simple as possible yet highly effective in generating the map.
doi:10.1109/robio.2009.5420630 dblp:conf/robio/OyekanHG09 fatcat:l2wqgfaqffdmpk7hqp655zemty