Preserving swarm identity over time

James Stovold*, Simon O'Keefe, Jon Timmis

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Abstract

Collective identity helps swarms remain coherent in the presence of others. Building identity into artificial systems enables groups of agents to work in the same area as one another, without interference from other agents. By linking the firefly algorithm to the control logic of the agents, we present a method to form and maintain identity in swarms. By measuring swarm polarization, and swarm overlap, we show that the inclusion of an identity allows a swarm to remain coherent for an extended period of time, without interference from other swarms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Life 14 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, ALIFE 2014
EditorsHiroki Sayama, John Rieffel, Sebastian Risi, Rene Doursat, Hod Lipson
PublisherMIT Press Journals
Pages726-733
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780262326216
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event14th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, ALIFE 2014 - Manhattan, United States of America
Duration: 30 Jul 201402 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameArtificial Life 14 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, ALIFE 2014

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, ALIFE 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityManhattan
Period30 Jul 201402 Aug 2014

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