Colias-Φ: an autonomous micro robot for artificial pheromone communication

Arvin, Farshad and Xiong, Caihua and Yue, Shigang (2015) Colias-Φ: an autonomous micro robot for artificial pheromone communication. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, 4 (4). pp. 349-353. ISSN 2278-0149

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Abstract

Ants pheromone communication is an efficient mechanism which took inspiration from nature. It has been used in various artificial intelligence and multi robotics researches. This paper presents the development of an autonomous micro robot to be used in swarm robotic researches especially in pheromone based communication systems. The robot is an extended version of Colias micro robot with capability of decoding and following artificial pheromone trails. We utilize a low-cost experimental setup to implement pheromone-based scenarios using a flat LCD screen and a USB camera. The results of the performed experiments with group of robots demonstrated the feasibility of Colias-Φ to be used in pheromone based experiments.

Keywords:Robotics, Swarm Robotics, Pheromone Communication, JCOpen
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G700 Artificial Intelligence
H Engineering > H671 Robotics
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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ID Code:19405
Deposited On:30 Oct 2015 09:18

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