Decentralised Communication in Autonomous Agent Swarms


Communication and information diffusion are typically difficult in situations where centralised structures may become unavailable. In this context, decentralised communication based on epidemic broadcast becomes essential. It can be seen as an opportunity-based flooding for message broadcasting within a swarm of autonomous agents, where each entity tries to share the information it possesses with its neighbours. As an example of applications for such a system, we present simulation results where agents have to coordinate to map an unknown area.

DOI: 10.1109/WAINA.2012.201

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@article{Perrin2012DecentralisedCI, title={Decentralised Communication in Autonomous Agent Swarms}, author={Dimitri Perrin and Hiroyuki Ohsaki}, journal={2012 26th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops}, year={2012}, pages={1143-1146} }