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In this paper we study the problem of congestion in system where agents move according to simple ant inspired movement rules. It is assumed that the agents have to visit a service station to refill their energy storage. After visiting the service station the ants can move randomly and fast. The less energy an agent has the slower it becomes and the more it(More)
We investigate the dynamics of the majority-rule opinion formation model when voters experience differential latencies. With this extension, voters that just adopted an opinion go into a latent state during which they are excluded from the opinion formation process. The duration of the latent state depends on the opinion adopted by the voter. This leads to(More)
A simulation of the NC-shape grinding process of free formed surfaces is considered. A central issue in the simulation is the numerical solution of dynamic Signorini problems. Here, space adaptive techniques for such problems are discussed. The Newmark method in time and low order finite elements in space are used for discretisation. For the global(More)
The information provided is the sole responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the members of IRIDIA. The authors take full responsibility for any copyright breaches that may result from publication of this paper in the IRIDIA – Technical Report Series. IRIDIA is not responsible for any use that might be made of data(More)
In this paper, we study a heterogeneous robot team composed of self-assembling robots and aerial robots that cooperate with each other to carry out global tasks. We introduce supervised morphogenesis – an approach in which aerial robots exploit their better view of the environment to detect tasks on the ground that require self-assembly, and perform(More)
In swarm robotics, large groups of relatively simple robots cooperate so that they can perform tasks that go beyond their individual capabilities [1], [2]. The interactions among the robots are based on simple behavioral rules that exploit only local information. The robots in a swarm have neither global knowledge, nor a central controller. Therefore,(More)
A new approach to prevent negative emergent behaviors of adaptive or organic computing systems is presented. One characteristic of such computing systems is the use self-organisation principles from nature and components that make decentralized decisions. To control such systems is a difficult task. In this paper we propose to control by introducing a swarm(More)
A self-organized allocation scheme for service tasks in computing systems is proposed in this paper. Usually components of a computing system need some service from time to time in order perform their work efficiently. In adaptive computing systems the components and the necessary tasks adapt to the needs of users or the environment. Since in such cases the(More)