Mika Vainio

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Societies are formed as collaborative structures to execute tasks which are not possible or are difficult for individuals alone. There are many type of biological societies, but societies formed by machines or robots are still rare. The concept offers, however, interesting possibilities especially in applications where a long term fully autonomous operation(More)
Societies are formed as collaborative structures to execute tasks that are not possible or are otherwise difficult for individuals alone. There are many types of biological societies, but societies formed by machines or robots are still rare. The concept offers, however, interesting possibilities especially in applications where a long term fully autonomous(More)
Dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Technology to be presented with due permission for public examination and debate in Auditorium T2 at Helsinki University of Technology (Espoo, Finland) on the 29th of October, at 12 o'clock noon. To the gentle arts of fly fishing and designing distributed autonomous robotic systems. Both will definitely drive you(More)
Societies are formed as collaborative structures to execute tasks which are not possible or are difficult for individuals alone. There are many types of biological societies formed by animals, but societies formed by machines or robots are still rare. This paper introduces the concept of an application oriented robot society formed by autonomous underwater(More)
Cooperation as a mean to adapt to dynamic environments is well known in animal world from the social insects up to primates. But similar behavior seems to exist also in simple unicellular microbes. In this paper a novel approach for a very application oriented multi-agent system is taken. The principles of this robot society are derived from bacteria, which(More)
Societies are formed as collaborative structures to execute tasks that are not possible or are otherwise difficult for individuals alone. There are many types of biological societies, but societies formed by machines or robots are still rare. The concept offers, however, interesting possibilities especially in applications where a long term fully autonomous(More)
In our research we use a biologically inspired term robot society as a generic technical concept to describe a group of autonomous mobile robots working together towards a common goal. These robots operate under diverse interactions with each other and with the environment. Equipped basically only with simple behaviors they are in a way gaining(More)