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Title: Bio-inspired multi-robot coordination
Author: Broecker, Bastian
ISNI:       0000 0004 7658 3046
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2018
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This works addresses the complexity of coordinating in large multi-robot systems (MRS), by drawing inspiration from simple and effective strategies, observable in social-insect colonies e.g. ants and bees. These insects have evolved over a long period of time and show remarkable behaviours that are highly suitable for addressing the complex tasks that they are facing. In this thesis we introduce two novel social-insect based approaches, providing simple and effective coordination in the field of multi-robot coverage and explore their performances and properties in extensive case studies. To address their limitations in real-world situations, we introduce and evaluate an end-to-end system to allow their deployment on light weight robotic systems.
Supervisor: Tuyls, Karl ; Sklar, Elizabeth ; Hennes, Daniel Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral