Endocrine Control for Task Distribution among Heterogeneous Robots

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Type Other chapter contribution
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
Subtitle of host publicationThe 10th International Symposium
EditorsAlcherio Martinoli, Francesco Mondada, Nikolaus Correll, Grégory Mermoud, Magnus Egerstedt, M. Ani Hsieh, Lynne E. Parker, Kasper Støy
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-32723-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-32722-3, 3642327222
Publication statusPublished - 06 Sep 2012

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NameDistributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
ISSN (Print)1610-7438
ISSN (Electronic)1610-742X
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This paper details an endocrine based system which automatically reassigns tasks among heterogeneous robots dependent on the ability of the robot to do the task. This ability (or sensitivity) to a task is initialised for each individual robot after an evolutionary training stage, then constantly adapts as the robots perform the various tasks. The system does not require a centralised controller, and relies on little communication between the robots.