bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal

    (ISSN 1726- 5479)


2008 e-Impact Factor

25 Top Downloaded Articles

Journal Subscription 2009/2010

Editorial Calendar 2009

Submit an Article

Editorial Board

Current Issue

Robotics and Sensors Environments: Special Issue, March 2009

Sensors & Transducers Journal 2008

Sensors & Transducers Journal 2007

2000-2002 S&T e-Digest Contents

2003 S&T e-Digest Contents

2004 S&T e-Digest Contents

2005 S&T e-Digest Contents

2006 S&T e-Digest Contents


Best Articles 2008




Vol. 5, Special Issue, March 2009, pp.18-36





Movement in Collaborative Robotic Environments Based on the Fish Shoal Emergent Patterns


1Razvan CIOARGA, 1Mihai V. MICEA, 1Vladimir CRETU, 2Emil M. PETRIU

1Department of Computer and Software Engineering (DCSE),

"Politehnica" University of Timisoara, 2, Vasile Parvan Blvd., 300223 Timisoara, Romania

2School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa,

800, King Edward, Ottawa, KIN 6N5, Canada

E-mail: razvan.cioarga@cs.upt.ro, mihai.micea@cs.upt.ro, vladimir.cretu@cs.upt.ro, petriu@site.uottawa.ca



Received: 30 January 2008   /Accepted: 20 February   /Published: 23 March 2009


Abstract: Robotic collectives are used for the efficient achievement of complex tasks. There is a significant increase in the interest for emergent, collaborative robotics as a viable alternative to the more centralized classic approach as the dimensions, energy consumption and especially price are becoming required constraints. This paper describes a nature inspired algorithm intended for the movement and communication of such robotic collectives. As a case study, the implementation of the emergent algorithm on a system consisting of LEGO Mindstorm Robots is further discussed along with the most interesting experimental results.


Keywords: Collective robotics, Emergent behavior, Nature inspired movement


 Acrobat reader logo Click <here> or title of paper to download the full pages article (990 kB)





1999 - 2009 Copyright , International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA). All Rights Reserved.

Home - News - Links - Archives - Tools - Standardization - Patents - Marketplace - Projects - Wish List - Subscribe - Search - Membership - Submit Press Release

 Members Area -Sensors Portal -Training Courses - S&T Digest - For advertisers - Bookstore - Forums - Polls - Sensor Jobs - e-Shop - Site Map