Self-organisation and communication in groups of simulated and physical robots

@article{Trianni2006SelforganisationAC,
  title={Self-organisation and communication in groups of simulated and physical robots},
  author={Vito Trianni and Marco Dorigo},
  journal={Biological Cybernetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={95},
  pages={213-231}
}
In social insects, both self-organisation and communication play a crucial role for the accomplishment of many tasks at a collective level. Communication is performed with different modalities, which can be roughly classified into three classes: indirect (stigmergic) communication, direct interactions and direct communication. The use of stigmergic communication is predominant in social insects (e.g. the pheromone trails in ants), where, however, direct interactions (e.g. antennation in ants… CONTINUE READING