The role of indirect communication in emerging collective behaviours

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


In Proceedings of the 8th Hellenic European Research on Computer Mathematics & its Applications Conference (HERCMA 2007) Special Session in Conference Hybrid Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Management, Athens, Greece (2007)


This work introduces a reactive agent architecture based on the subsumption scheme incorporating communica-tion abilities as a basic behaviour block. The aim is to study and evaluate the emerging collective behaviours and the role of indirect communication in reactive agent societies situated in highly dynamic environments. A series of experiments are presented, focusing at the optimisation of the basic behaviours synthesis and the exploitation of the indirect communication in collectively performed tasks. The experiments are conducted with the simulation of swarm systems applied to a real-life scenario of the industrial segment.
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