Robotics Swarm Algorithms: Dispersion Using Gradient Descent Algorithm
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Since swarm robotics can involve hundreds of robots, this research was able to simplify the algorithms for robots, namely in dispersion, and thus bring down the cost of swarm robots. This algorithm is a more versatile approach to dispersion because it only relies on one sensor and can be cheaply implemented. This research developed an algorithm to autonomously control a swarm of robots in many different environments and help them evenly spread out. Furthermore, this research shows several tests and the data shows that the algorithm consistently works. The tests show how this algorithm can be used across many different robots and it will decrease the cost of robots. These development highlights improvements for the robots in their ability to spread out effectively and quickly.
Bayert, Jonathan, "Robotics Swarm Algorithms: Dispersion Using Gradient Descent Algorithm" (2019). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 842.