A Response Threshold Sigmoid Function Model for Swarm Robot Collaboration

@inproceedings{Kanakia2014ART,
  title={A Response Threshold Sigmoid Function Model for Swarm Robot Collaboration},
  author={Anshul Kanakia and John Klingner and Nikolaus Correll},
  booktitle={DARS},
  year={2014}
}
We present a multi-agent collaboration algorithm to recruit an approximate number of individually simple robots with controllable variance. We propose a sigmoid response threshold function motivated by task allocation in social insects, and describe macro-level models backed by micro-level simulations to predict the resulting team sizes and their variance. We show that the slope of the response threshold function can be used to control the variance of group size, allowing agents to trade off… CONTINUE READING