Mechanisms and Military Applications for Synthetic Pheromones


Agents guided by synthetic pheromones can imitate the stigmergetic dynamics of insects. The resulting software architecture is well suited to problems such as the control of unmanned robotic vehicles. We introduce the approach, describe the mechanisms we have developed, and summarize the technology’s performance in a series of scenarios reflecting military command and control.

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@inproceedings{Parunak2001MechanismsAM, title={Mechanisms and Military Applications for Synthetic Pheromones}, author={H. Van Dyke Parunak and Sven Br{\"{u}ckner and John A. Sauter and Jeff Posdamer}, year={2001} }