Towards energy homeostasis in an autonomous self-reconfigurable modular robotic organism

Raja Humza*, Oliver Scholz, Maizura Mokhtar, Jon Timmis, Andy Tyrrell

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel approach to artificial energy homeostasis in self-reconfigurable modular robots. Using self-monitoring and self-sufficiency principles, energy harvesting in a system of distributed energy sources is proposed. In conjunction with this, we propose an artificial immune system that incorporates on-board power management system for adaptive real time detection of errors which acts as an indicator to a robot to harvest energy from other robots within the local vicinity. Early experiments show that the Artificial Immune System affords a high level of error detection within the power module and will prove to be beneficial in maintaining overall performance of a robotic unit for long periods of time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputation World
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Computing, Service Computation, Adaptive, Content, Cognitive, Patterns, ComputationWorld 2009
PublisherIEEE Press
Pages21-26
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769538624
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventComputation World: Future Computing, Service Computation, Adaptive, Content, Cognitive, Patterns, ComputationWorld 2009 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 15 Nov 200920 Nov 2009

Publication series

NameComputation World: Future Computing, Service Computation, Adaptive, Content, Cognitive, Patterns, ComputationWorld 2009

Conference

ConferenceComputation World: Future Computing, Service Computation, Adaptive, Content, Cognitive, Patterns, ComputationWorld 2009
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period15 Nov 200920 Nov 2009

Keywords

  • AIS
  • Artificial immune system
  • Energy homeostasis
  • Self-monitoring
  • Self-reconfigurable modular robots

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