Shepherding: An Immune-Inspired Robotics Approach

Razali, Sazalinsyah and Meng, Qinggang and Yang, Shuang-Hua (2010) Shepherding: An Immune-Inspired Robotics Approach. In: First UK-Malaysia-Ireland Engineering & Science Conference (UMIES 2010), 23-25 June 2010, Belfast, UK.

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In this research, basic biological immune systems and their responses to external elements to maintain an organism’s health state are used as an inspiration for solving a specific multi-robot system problem. The proposed algorithm is based on immune network theories that have many similarities with the multi-robot systems domain. The approach uses a memory-based immune network that enhances a robot’s action-selection process and can obtain an overall a quick group response. The algorithm is applied on the Player/Stage simulation platform and evaluated using the sheepdog scenario. The project proceeds to investigate the low-level shepherding behaviour, specifically the shepherds' Line Formation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: artificial immune systems, multi-robot systems, cooperation, shepherding
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Industrial Computing
Depositing User: Dr. Sazalinsyah Razali
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2012 15:47
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 03:29
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