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M.: SWARM-BOT: A Swarm of Autonomous Mobile Robots with Self-Assembling Capabilities

By Francesco Mondada, Giovanni C. Pettinaro, Ivo Kwee, Luca Gambardella, Dario Floreano, Stefano Nolfi, Jean-louis Deneubourg and Marco Dorigo

Abstract

We present a new robotic concept, called SWARM-BOT, based on a swarm of small and simple autonomous mobile robots called S-BOTs. S-BOTs have a particular assembling capability that allows them to connect physically to other S-BOTs and form a bigger robot entity, the SWARM-BOT. A SWARM-BOT is typically composed by 10 to 30 S-BOTs physically interconnected. S-BOTs can autonomously assemble into a SWARM-BOT but also disassemble again. This feature of the S-BOTs provides SWARM-BOT with self-assembling and selfreconfiguring capabilities. Such a concept, by taking advantage from the collective and distributed approaches, ensures robustness to failures even in hard environment conditions. The approach presented finds its theoretical roots in recent studies on swarm intelligence

Year: 2002
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