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Exploiting bacteria swarms for pollution mapping

Oyekan, J and Hu, H and Gu, D (2009) Exploiting bacteria swarms for pollution mapping. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.

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Inspired by the simplicity of how nature solves its problems, we develop a flocking controller that would enable the localisation and subsequent mapping of environmental pollutants. Pollutants could range from checimal leaks to invisible air borne harzardous materials. We use simulation results to validate our approach and then briefly discuss how to implement the controller onto a real robotic platform. Our motivation is to use the advantages offered by swarm robotics- simple, multiple and cheap agents- to achieve a collective complex single goal of mapping an environmental pollutant spread over a large area. We aim to make our approach as simple as possible yet highly effective in generating the map. © 2009 IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2009
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2013 15:30
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 00:16

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