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Physicomimetics : physics-based swarm intelligence, William M. Spears, Diana F. Spears, editors

Label
Physicomimetics : physics-based swarm intelligence
Title
Physicomimetics
Title remainder
physics-based swarm intelligence
Statement of responsibility
William M. Spears, Diana F. Spears, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Standard approaches to understanding swarms rely on inspiration from biology and are generally covered by the term "biomimetics". This book focuses on a different, complementary inspiration, namely physics. The editors have introduced the term "physicomimetics" to refer to physics-based swarm approaches, which offer two advantages. First, they capture the notion that "nature is lazy", meaning that physics-based systems always perform the minimal amount of work necessary, which is an especially important advantage in swarm robotics. Second, physics is the most predictive science, and can reduce complex systems to simple concepts and equations that codify emergent behavior and help us to design and understand swarms. The editors consolidated over a decade of work on swarm intelligence and swarm robotics, organizing the book into 19 chapters as follows. Part I introduces the concept of swarms and offers the reader a physics tutorial; Part II deals with applications of physicomimetics, in order of increased complexity; Part III examines the hardware requirements of the presented algorithms and demonstrates real robot implementations; Part IV demonstrates how the theory can be used to design swarms from first principles and provides a novel algorithm that handles changing environments; finally, Part V shows that physicomimetics can be used for function optimization, moving the reader from issues of swarm robotics to swarm intelligence. The text is supported with a downloadable package containing simulation code and videos of working robots. This book is suitable for talented high school and undergraduate students, as well as researchers and graduate students in the areas of artificial intelligence and robotics
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
006.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
Q337.3
LC item number
.P49 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Spears, William M.
  • Spears, Diana F
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swarm intelligence
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • Informatique
  • Swarm intelligence
Label
Physicomimetics : physics-based swarm intelligence, William M. Spears, Diana F. Spears, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Physicomimetics""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""List of Contributors""; ""Acronyms""; ""NetLogo Syntax Glossary""; ""NetLogo Parameters Glossary""; ""Part I Introduction""; ""1 Nature Is Lazy""; ""1.1 What Are Swarms?""; ""1.2 Why Do We Care About Swarms?""; ""1.3 What Is the Modern History of Swarms?""; ""1.4 Why Do We Need Physicomimetics?""; ""1.5 Where Did Physicomimetics Come From?""; ""1.6 What Is This Book About?""; ""1.6.1 A Holistic View""; ""1.6.2 An Atomistic View""; ""1.7 Where Do We Go From Here?""; ""2 NetLogo and Physics""
  • ""2.1 A Spring in One Dimension""""2.1.1 NetLogo Details and Newtonian Physics""; ""2.1.2 Conservation Laws""; ""2.2 A Spring in Two Dimensions""; ""2.3 A Simple Solar System""; ""3 NetLogo and Physicomimetics""; ""3.1 Biomimetic Formations""; ""3.2 Physicomimetic Formations""; ""3.2.1 Hooke's Law for Triangular Formations""; ""3.2.2 Newton's Gravitational Force Law for Triangular Formations""; ""3.2.3 Newton's Gravitational Force Law for Square Formations""; ""3.2.4 Newton's Gravitational Force Law for Honeycomb Formations""; ""3.3 Physicomimetics for Moving Formations""
  • ""3.4 Hardware Requirements""""3.5 Summary""; ""4 Pushing the Envelope""; ""4.1 Perfect Formations""; ""4.2 Chain Formations""; ""4.3 Uniform Coverage""; ""4.4 Couette Flow""; ""4.5 Summary""; ""Part II Robotic Swarm Applications""; ""5 Local Oriented Potential Fields: Self Deployment and Coordination of an Assembling Swarm of Robots""; ""5.1 Introduction""; ""5.2 Methods""; ""5.2.1 Behavioral Coordination""; ""5.2.2 Local Oriented Potential Fields""; ""5.3 Applications""; ""5.3.1 Local Oriented Potential Fields for Deployment""; ""5.3.2 Achieving Behavioral Coordination""
  • ""5.4 Experimental Results""""5.5 Discussion""; ""5.5.1 Deployment Properties""; ""5.5.2 Sensorial and Actuative Properties""; ""5.5.3 Behavioral Coordination, Physicomimetics, and LOPFs""; ""5.6 Conclusions""; ""6 Physicomimetics for Distributed Control of Mobile Aquatic Sensor Networks in Bioluminescent Environments""; ""6.1 Introduction""; ""6.2 Background on Bioluminescence""; ""6.2.1 The Coastal Bioluminescence Application""; ""6.2.2 Tasks Within This Application""; ""6.3 NetLogo Bioluminescence Simulator""; ""6.3.1 Simulating Dinoflagellates Using NetLogo Patches""
  • ""6.3.2 Simulating the Autonomous Surface Vehicles""""6.3.3 Seeking the Maximum or the Minimum""; ""6.3.4 Seeking the Goal""; ""6.3.5 Graphical User Interface and Parameters""; ""6.3.6 Theory for Setting Parameters""; ""6.3.7 Experimental Performance on the Two Tasks""; ""6.4 Multi-drone Simulator (MDS) for the Bioluminescence Application""; ""6.4.1 Motivation""; ""6.4.2 MDS Architecture""; ""6.4.3 Using the MDS""; ""6.5 Hardware Drone ASV Platforms""; ""6.5.1 Hardware Objectives""; ""6.5.2 Drone Specifications""; ""6.5.3 Testing in Florida's Waters""; ""6.6 Chapter Summary""
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772633380
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1 online resource (xxx, 643 pages)
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online
Isbn
9783642448638
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9786613574275
  • 10.1007/978-3-642-22804-9
Other physical details
illustrations
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357427
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772633380
Label
Physicomimetics : physics-based swarm intelligence, William M. Spears, Diana F. Spears, editors
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Physicomimetics""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""List of Contributors""; ""Acronyms""; ""NetLogo Syntax Glossary""; ""NetLogo Parameters Glossary""; ""Part I Introduction""; ""1 Nature Is Lazy""; ""1.1 What Are Swarms?""; ""1.2 Why Do We Care About Swarms?""; ""1.3 What Is the Modern History of Swarms?""; ""1.4 Why Do We Need Physicomimetics?""; ""1.5 Where Did Physicomimetics Come From?""; ""1.6 What Is This Book About?""; ""1.6.1 A Holistic View""; ""1.6.2 An Atomistic View""; ""1.7 Where Do We Go From Here?""; ""2 NetLogo and Physics""
  • ""2.1 A Spring in One Dimension""""2.1.1 NetLogo Details and Newtonian Physics""; ""2.1.2 Conservation Laws""; ""2.2 A Spring in Two Dimensions""; ""2.3 A Simple Solar System""; ""3 NetLogo and Physicomimetics""; ""3.1 Biomimetic Formations""; ""3.2 Physicomimetic Formations""; ""3.2.1 Hooke's Law for Triangular Formations""; ""3.2.2 Newton's Gravitational Force Law for Triangular Formations""; ""3.2.3 Newton's Gravitational Force Law for Square Formations""; ""3.2.4 Newton's Gravitational Force Law for Honeycomb Formations""; ""3.3 Physicomimetics for Moving Formations""
  • ""3.4 Hardware Requirements""""3.5 Summary""; ""4 Pushing the Envelope""; ""4.1 Perfect Formations""; ""4.2 Chain Formations""; ""4.3 Uniform Coverage""; ""4.4 Couette Flow""; ""4.5 Summary""; ""Part II Robotic Swarm Applications""; ""5 Local Oriented Potential Fields: Self Deployment and Coordination of an Assembling Swarm of Robots""; ""5.1 Introduction""; ""5.2 Methods""; ""5.2.1 Behavioral Coordination""; ""5.2.2 Local Oriented Potential Fields""; ""5.3 Applications""; ""5.3.1 Local Oriented Potential Fields for Deployment""; ""5.3.2 Achieving Behavioral Coordination""
  • ""5.4 Experimental Results""""5.5 Discussion""; ""5.5.1 Deployment Properties""; ""5.5.2 Sensorial and Actuative Properties""; ""5.5.3 Behavioral Coordination, Physicomimetics, and LOPFs""; ""5.6 Conclusions""; ""6 Physicomimetics for Distributed Control of Mobile Aquatic Sensor Networks in Bioluminescent Environments""; ""6.1 Introduction""; ""6.2 Background on Bioluminescence""; ""6.2.1 The Coastal Bioluminescence Application""; ""6.2.2 Tasks Within This Application""; ""6.3 NetLogo Bioluminescence Simulator""; ""6.3.1 Simulating Dinoflagellates Using NetLogo Patches""
  • ""6.3.2 Simulating the Autonomous Surface Vehicles""""6.3.3 Seeking the Maximum or the Minimum""; ""6.3.4 Seeking the Goal""; ""6.3.5 Graphical User Interface and Parameters""; ""6.3.6 Theory for Setting Parameters""; ""6.3.7 Experimental Performance on the Two Tasks""; ""6.4 Multi-drone Simulator (MDS) for the Bioluminescence Application""; ""6.4.1 Motivation""; ""6.4.2 MDS Architecture""; ""6.4.3 Using the MDS""; ""6.5 Hardware Drone ASV Platforms""; ""6.5.1 Hardware Objectives""; ""6.5.2 Drone Specifications""; ""6.5.3 Testing in Florida's Waters""; ""6.6 Chapter Summary""
Control code
772633380
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxx, 643 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642448638
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9786613574275
  • 10.1007/978-3-642-22804-9
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
357427
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772633380

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