A Cross-layer Design for Bee-Inspired Routing Protocols in MANETs

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Type Paper
Original languageEnglish
Pages25-32
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2009
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Abstract

The field of robotics relies heavily on various technologies such as mechanical and electronic engineering, computing systems, and wireless communication. The latter plays a significant role in the area of mobile robotics by supporting remote interactions. An effective, fast, and reliable communication between homogeneous or heterogeneous robots, as well as the ability to adapt to the rapidly changing environmental conditions predicates the robots’ success and completion of their tasks. In this paper we present our research position in the area of adaptive nature-inspired routing protocols for mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). Our approach is based on the honeybee foraging behaviour and ability to find and exchange information about productive sources of food in a rapidly changed environment. We describe the research problem, present a brief review of the relative literature, and illustrate our future plan.