Ant-like missionaries and cannibals: synthetic pheromones for distributed motion control

@inproceedings{Parunak2000AntlikeMA,
  title={Ant-like missionaries and cannibals: synthetic pheromones for distributed motion control},
  author={H. Van Dyke Parunak and Sven A. Brueckner},
  booktitle={Agents},
  year={2000}
}
Many applied problems in domains such as milit ary operations, manufacturing, and logistics require that entiti es change location under certain constraints. These problems are traditionall y addressed with centrali zed control mechanisms, which become bottlenecks and points of vulnerabilit y. More recent multi -agent negotiation schemes enable the entiti es to maintain the desired constraints among themselves in decentrali zed fashion. This paper explores a particularly simple form of… CONTINUE READING

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