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Simple model of Collective Decision Making during Nectar Source selection by Honey Bees.

Ghosh, Siddhartha and Marshall, Ian (2005) Simple model of Collective Decision Making during Nectar Source selection by Honey Bees. In: Workshop on Memory and Learning Mechanisms in Autonomous Robots (ECAL 2005), 2005-09-01, Canterbury.

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    Abstract

    Swarm Robotics is an area of active research interest where groups of robots coordinate and perform collective tasks. Existing ap- proaches to Learning and Collective Decision Making amongst a group of robots is complex. In this paper, we propose a simple model of learn- ing and collective decision making in honey bees engaged in foraging for suitable nectar-sites. Our simple model takes into consideration dis- crete numbers of bees and considers a�ects of noise and randomness. We achieve this by using an algorithm for exact stochastic simulation used in physical chemistry. Using this model, we wish to understand the au- tonomous learning and collective decision making process that a swarm of robots might employ.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Journal or Publication Title: Workshop on Memory and Learning Mechanisms in Autonomous Robots (ECAL 2005)
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
    ID Code: 27740
    Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
    Deposited On: 23 Oct 2009 10:34
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 02:04
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/27740

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