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Cognitive Systems Monographs

Symbiotic Multi-Robot Organisms

Reliability, Adaptability, Evolution

Editors: Levi, Paul, Kernbach, Serge (Eds.)

  • Provides recent research results in the emerging field of symbiotic robotics
  • Written by experts in the field
  • State of the art of symbiotic multi-robot organisms
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About this book

This book is devoted to the study of the evolution of self-organised multicellular structures and the remarkable transition from unicellular to multicellular life. Multicellular organisms provide the inspiration for the development of novel principles of adaptation and evolution for robotics and, in particular, for so-called multi-robot organisms. Multi-robot organisms are defined as large-scale swarms of robots that can physically dock with each other and symbiotically share energy and computational resources within a single "artificial-life-form". When it is advantageous to do so, these robots can dynamically aggregate and self-assemble into one or many symbiotic organisms in order to collectively interact with the physical world via a variety of sensors and actuators. Bio-inspired evolutionary paradigms, combined with robot embodiment and swarm-emergent phenomena, enable the organisms to autonomously manage their own hardware and software organisation. In this way, artificial robotic organisms become self-configuring from both hardware and software perspectives. This could lead to not only extremely adaptive, evolve-able and scalable robotic systems, but robot organisms also able to reprogram themselves without human supervision and new, previously unforeseen, functionality to emerge. This book introduces new concepts for symbiotic robot organisms and reports on experience of researching and developing such systems. In the long term it is intended to apply this experience in the construction and maintenance of real-world technical systems based on these concepts.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Levi, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Concepts of Symbiotic Robot Organisms

    Levi, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 5-77

  • Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Systems

    Levi, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 79-163

  • Cognitive Approach in Artificial Organisms

    Levi, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 165-228

  • Adaptive Control Mechanisms

    Levi, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 229-336

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-11692-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-11691-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-26358-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Symbiotic Multi-Robot Organisms
Book Subtitle
Reliability, Adaptability, Evolution
Editors
  • Paul Levi
  • Serge Kernbach
Series Title
Cognitive Systems Monographs
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-11692-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-11692-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-11691-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26358-3
Series ISSN
1867-4925
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 470
Number of Illustrations
104 illustrations in colour
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