Stochastic Navigation in Smart Cities
AbstractIn this work we show how a simple model based on chemical signaling can reduce the exploration times in urban environments. The problem is relevant for smart city navigation where electric vehicles try to find recharging stations with unknown locations. To this end we have adapted the classical ant foraging swarm algorithm to urban morphologies. A perturbed Markov chain model is shown to qualitatively reproduce the observed behaviour. This consists of perturbing the lattice random walk with a set of perturbing sources. As the number of sources increases the exploration times decrease consistently with the swarm algorithm. This model provides a better understanding of underlying process dynamics. An experimental campaign with real prototypes provided experimental validation of our models. This enables us to extrapolate conclusions to optimize electric vehicle routing in real city topologies. View Full-Text
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Martín García, R.; Prieto-Castrillo, F.; Villarrubia González, G.; Prieto Tejedor, J.; Corchado, J.M. Stochastic Navigation in Smart Cities. Energies 2017, 10, 929.
Martín García R, Prieto-Castrillo F, Villarrubia González G, Prieto Tejedor J, Corchado JM. Stochastic Navigation in Smart Cities. Energies. 2017; 10(7):929.Chicago/Turabian Style
Martín García, Rubén; Prieto-Castrillo, Francisco; Villarrubia González, Gabriel; Prieto Tejedor, Javier; Corchado, Juan M. 2017. "Stochastic Navigation in Smart Cities." Energies 10, no. 7: 929.
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