Entropy-based team self-organization with signal suppression

David W. King, Lukas Esterle, Gilbert L. Peterson

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Abstract

Self-organized and distributed control methods are increasingly important as they allow multi-agent systems to scale more readily than centralized control techniques. Furthermore, these methods increase system robustness and flexibility. In the online multi-object k-coverage domain studied here, a collective of autonomous agents must dynamically form sub-teams to accomplish two concurrent tasks: target discovery and coverage. Once a target is discovered, the collective of agents must create a sub-team of k-agents to cover the target. The work presented here introduces a novel, entropy-based task selection technique that incorporates signal suppression behaviors found in bee colonies. We test the technique in the online multi-object k-coverage domain while exploring three team properties: heterogeneity, team size, and sensor ranges, and their impact on multi-task accomplishment. Results show that signal suppression helps avoid over-provisioning of team resources to individual targets, dynamically creating sub-teams that simultaneously accomplish target discovery and coverage tasks.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2020
Antal sider8
StatusUdgivet - 2020
Begivenhed2019 Conference on Artificial Life: How Can Artificial Life Help Solve Societal Challenges, ALIFE 2019 - Newcastle upon Tyne, Storbritannien
Varighed: 29 jul. 20192 aug. 2019

Konference

Konference2019 Conference on Artificial Life: How Can Artificial Life Help Solve Societal Challenges, ALIFE 2019
Land/OmrådeStorbritannien
ByNewcastle upon Tyne
Periode29/07/201902/08/2019

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