A real-word realization of the AntNet routing algorithm with ActivityBots

  • To ease teaching self-organizing systems design, we implemented the AntNet routing algorithm for real-world application using educational robots called ActivityBot. Using line sensors and ultrasonic distance sensors, the robotic ants traverse a tiled graph printed on paper, collectively converging to the shortest path. In our descriptions, we address the challenges to face when employing such self-organizing systems on educational hardware and provide a video on YouTube https://youtu.be/JFduHJ0o0UM.

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Author:Jonas Wilfert, Niklas Paprotta, Oliver KosakORCiDGND, Simon StieberGND, Alexander SchiendorferORCiDGND, Wolfgang ReifORCiDGND
Frontdoor URLhttps://opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de/opus4/91417
Parent Title (English):2021 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems Companion (ACSOS-C), DC, USA, 27 September - 1 October 2021
Place of publication:Piscataway, NJ
Editor:Esam El-Araby, Vana Kalogeraki, Danilo Pianini, Frédéric Lassabe, Barry Porter, Sona Ghahremani, Ingrid Nunes, Mohamed Bakhouya, Sven Tomforde
Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2021
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2021/12/21
First Page:289
Last Page:290
Institutes:Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Software & Systems Engineering
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik / Lehrstuhl für Softwaretechnik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik / Lehrstuhl für Softwaretechnik / Lehrstuhl für Softwaretechnik
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Licence (German):Deutsches Urheberrecht