Special Issue "Recent Advances in Swarm Robotics"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2021).
Interests: control systems; smart houses; zero energy buildings; demand-side management; swarm intelligence; autonomous systems; sensor networks; cooperative systems; data analysis
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Swarm robotics research has been present for some decades, providing nature-inspired algorithms in swarms of robots. During this time, many different algorithms have focused on specific tasks, such as coordination, cooperation, organization, division of labor, or task allocation among others. However, not many of those works have addressed the problem of unifying base algorithms that could lay the groundwork of high-level behaviors.
This special issue aims to provide research work on base algorithms for the emergence of complex swarm robotics behaviors, providing novel solutions and discussions for future trends in the field. Local, situated, and embodied communication, as well as stigmergy, have a special role in laying the foundations of these algorithms.
The topics of interest of the special issue include, but are not limited to the following:
- Distributed communication
- Dynamic task allocation
- Pattern formation
- Collective movement
- Division of labor
- Leadership paradigms
- Cooperative control
- Distributed sensing
- Distributed action
- Distributed localization
- Object localization
- Swarm synchronization
- Fault tolerance
Prof. Álvaro Gutiérrez
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