Towards self-healing swarm robotic systems inspired by granuloma formation

Amelia Ritahani Ismail, Jon Timmis

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Abstract

Granuloma is a medical term for a ball-like collection of immune cells that attempts to remove foreign substances from a host organism. This response is a special type of inflammatory reaction common to a wide variety of diseases. Granulomas are an organised collection of macrophages, whose formation involves the stimulation of macrophages as well as T-Cells. Fault tolerance in swarm robotic systems is essential to the continued operation of swarm robotic systems. Under certain conditions, a failing robot can have a detrimental effect on the overall swarm behaviour, causing stagnation in the swarm and affecting its ability to undertake its task. Our study is concerned specifically with modelling the trafficking of macrophages and T-cells in the development of granuloma formation, and using that as a basis to create a self-healing swarm robotic system, in the context of power system failure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 15th IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, ICECCS 2010
PublisherIEEE Press
Pages313-314
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780769540153
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, ICECCS 2010 - Oxford, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 22 Mar 201026 Mar 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, ICECCS

Conference

Conference15th IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, ICECCS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
CityOxford
Period22 Mar 201026 Mar 2010

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