On the evolution of self-organised role-allocation and role-switching behaviour in swarm robotics: a case study

@inproceedings{Tuci2013OnTE,
  title={On the evolution of self-organised role-allocation and role-switching behaviour in swarm robotics: a case study},
  author={Elio Tuci and Boris Mitavskiy and Gianpiero Francesca},
  booktitle={ECAL},
  year={2013}
}
In spite of its significance for the adaptability of autonomous robotic swarms, the dynamic allocation and re-distribution of robots to tasks (i.e., role-allocation and role-switching behaviour) is still a design challenge in swarm robotics. This study investigates a simulated foraging scenario in which the variability of the environmental conditions requires that robots switch between two roles (i.e., foraging and nestpatrolling). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first simulation… CONTINUE READING