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An introduction to swarming robotics: application development trends

Zainal Abidin, Zulkifli (2013) An introduction to swarming robotics: application development trends. Artificial Intelligence Review. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0269-2821

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Animals help to sustain the environment's life cycle and ecosystem. Without human intervention, these creatures carry out their 'spontaneous routine' jobs and contribute towards balance in nature. Any natural system that congregates as a result of some form of collective intelligence of nature is also known as swarm intelligence (SI). This metaphor inspires a variety of techniques to solve the problem of calculating, in most cases dealing with optimization problems and has sparked interest amongst scientists. It is very trying for a new researcher to understand the whole concept of swarming robotics (SR) and optimization algorithm (i.e. realizing the idea from animal's perception to the SR application). In addition, the existing algorithms are computationally complicated, difficult to be understood by beginners as there are too many parameters. Thus, in this paper, we simplify the three branches of the main applications which are frequently used for SI namely: (1) optimization and networks design, (2) prediction and forecasting, and (3) SR. This paper summarizes the basic understanding overview of swarming robotics and discusses their basic concepts and principles.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4516/35350
Uncontrolled Keywords: Artificial intelligence (AI); Swarm intelligence (SI); Swarming robot (SR)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T173.2 Technological change
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2014 15:48
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2014 15:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/35350

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