Self-Organization of Multi-Robot System Based on External Stimuli


In modern robotic field, many challenges have been appeared, especially in case of a multi-robot system that used to achieve tasks. The challenges are due to the complexity of the multi-robot system, which make the modeling of such system more difficult. The groups of animals in real world are an inspiration for modeling of a multi-individual system such as aggregation of Artemia. Therefore, in this paper, the multi-robot control system based on external stimuli such as light has been proposed, in which the feature of tracking Artemia to the light has been employed for this purpose. The mathematical model of the proposed design is derived and then Simulated by V-rep software. Several experiments are implemented in order to evaluate the proposed design, which is divided into two scenarios. The first scenario includes simulation of the system in situation of attraction of robot to fixed light spot, while the second scenario is the simulation of the system in the situation of the robots tracking of the movable light spot and formed different patterns like a straight-line, circular, and zigzag patterns. The results of experiments appeared that the mobile robot attraction to high-intensity light, in addition, the multi-robot system can be controlled by external stimuli. Finally, the performance of the proposed system has been analyzed.