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2010
Springer

Antbots: A Feasible Visual Emulation of Pheromone Trails for Swarm Robots

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Antbots: A Feasible Visual Emulation of Pheromone Trails for Swarm Robots
In this paper we present an experimental setup to model the pheromone trail based foraging behaviour of ants using a special phosphorescent glowing paint. We have built two custom addons for the e-puck robot that allow for trail laying and following on the glowing floor, as well as a way for the robots to mimic the ants capability of using polarization patterns as a means of navigation. Using simulations we show that our approach allows for efficient pathfinding between nest and potential food sources. Experimental results show that our trail and sun compass add-on boards are accurate enough to allow a single robot to lay and follow a trail repeatedly.
Ralf Mayet, Jonathan Roberz, Thomas Schmickl, Karl
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where ANTSW
Authors Ralf Mayet, Jonathan Roberz, Thomas Schmickl, Karl Crailsheim
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