Evolutionary group robots for collective world modeling

Jiming LIU*, Jian Bing Wu

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This paper is concerned with collective problem-solving with a group of autonomous agents. The major challenges addressed are (1) how to enable the distributed agents to dynamically acquire their goal-directed cooperative behaviors in performing a certain task, and (2) how to apply the methodology of group learning to handle ill-defined problems, e.g., problems without complete representations. In response to those challenges, we have developed an evolutionary self-organization approach to collective problem-solving, and furthermore, demonstrated the implemented approach in tackling a specific problem in intelligent robotics; namely, how to collectively build a global spatial representation, e.g., an artificial potential field map, of an unknown environment. In the paper, we shall present both the detailed formulation of our approach and the results of empirical validation in the context of world modeling with a group of distributed autonomous robots.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 3rd International Conference on Autonomous Agents - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: 1 May 19995 May 1999


ConferenceProceedings of the 1999 3rd International Conference on Autonomous Agents
CitySeattle, WA, USA

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  • Engineering(all)


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