An artificial lymph node architecture for homeostasis in collective robotic systems

Maizura Mokhtar*, Jon Timmis, Andy M. Tyrrell, Ran Bi

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Abstract

The SYMBRION project is concerned with the development of super-large swarms of robots that dock with each other and symbiotically share energy and computational resources to form a single artificial organism. This position paper proposes a software architecture, inspired by the lymph node architecture of the biological immune system, that affords homeostasis of individual and collective robotic systems. When robotic units join together into an artificial organism, they form an 'artificial lymphatic system', allowing the robotic units to exchange immunological information. This results in the implementation of the organism homeostasis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2nd IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops, SASOW 2008
PublisherIEEE Press
Pages126-131
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769535531
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops, SASOW 2008 - Venice, Veneto, Italy
Duration: 20 Oct 200824 Oct 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2nd IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops, SASOW 2008

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops, SASOW 2008
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVenice, Veneto
Period20 Oct 200824 Oct 2008

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