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Beyond swarm intelligence: The Ultraswarm

By Owen Holland, John Woods, Renzo De Nardi and Adrian Clarck


This paper explores the idea that it may be possible to combine two ideas – UAV flocking, and wireless cluster computing – in a single system, the UltraSwarm. The possible advantages of such a system are considered, and solutions to some of the technical problems are identified. Initial work on constructing such a system based around miniature electric helicopters is described

Topics: Robotics
Publisher: IEEE
Year: 2005
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