A study of bio-inspired communication scheme in swarm robotics

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


In Y. Demazeau et al. (Eds), Advances in Soft Computing: 7th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (PAAMS 09), Salamanca, Spain, p.383–391 (2009)


In this study two bio-inspired communication schemes (stigmergy and hormone based communication) are evaluated according to the contribution of each to the self organisation of a multi agent robotic system. The evaluation is carried on by the simulation of a test case scenario and it is based on measurable criteria that only depend on triggered agent actions. The results present the different situations where each of the communication schemes performs better in terms of task accomplishment.