Simple Model of Learning and Collective Decision Making during Nectar Source Selection by Honey Bees

Ghosh, Siddhartha and Marshall, Ian W. (2005) Simple Model of Learning and Collective Decision Making during Nectar Source Selection by Honey Bees. In: Workshop on Memory and Learning Mechanisms in Autonomous Robots, August 2005, Canterbury, United Kingdom. (Full text available)

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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)
Additional information: Workshop on Memory and Learning Mechanisms in Autonomous Robots
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:02
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 01:27
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14241 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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