SpringerBriefs in Complexity

Design and Control of Swarm Dynamics

Authors: Bouffanais, Roland

  • Reviews exhaustively the key recent research into distributed information flow for effective swarming behaviors
  • Provides an interdisciplinary discussion about swarms involving elements borrowed from the biological and physical sciences, graph theory and engineering control
  • Covers many different real-life applications cutting across a vast range of fields
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The book is about the key elements required for designing, building and controlling effective artificial swarms comprised of multiple moving physical agents. Therefore this book presents the fundamentals of each of those key elements in the particular frame of dynamic swarming, specifically exposing the profound connections between these elements and establish some general design principles for swarming behaviors. This scientific endeavor requires an inter-disciplinary approach: biomimetic inspiration from ethology and ecology, study of social information flow, analysis of temporal and adaptive signaling network of interaction, considerations of control of networked real-time systems, and lastly, elements of complex adaptive dynamical systems. This book offers a completely new perspective on the scientific understanding of dynamic collective behaviors thanks to its multi-disciplinary approach and its focus on artificial swarm of physical agents. Two of the key problems in understanding the emergence of swarm intelligent behaviors are identifying the social interaction rules a.k.a. the behavioral algorithm and uncovering how information flows between swarming agents. While most books about swarm dynamics have been focusing on the former, this book emphasizes the much-less discussed topic of distributed information flow, always with the aim of establishing general design principles.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Complexity and Swarming Systems

    Bouffanais, Roland

    Pages 1-3

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  • A Biologically Inspired Approach to Collective Behaviors

    Bouffanais, Roland

    Pages 5-15

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  • A Physical Approach to Swarming

    Bouffanais, Roland

    Pages 17-43

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  • A Network-Theoretic Approach to Collective Dynamics

    Bouffanais, Roland

    Pages 45-74

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  • An Information-Theoretic Approach to Collective Behaviors

    Bouffanais, Roland

    Pages 75-93

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eBook 55,92 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-287-751-2
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Softcover 68,03 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-287-750-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Design and Control of Swarm Dynamics
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Complexity
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-751-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-751-2
Softcover ISBN
978-981-287-750-5
Series ISSN
2191-5326
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 106
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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