Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Towards a common understanding of the digital pheromone
Authors : Doran, Hans Dermot
DOI : 10.5220/0003572901760181
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO
Pages : 176
Pages to: 181
Conference details: 8th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2011), Noordwijkerhout, Niederlande, 28-31 July 2011
Issue Date: 2011
ISBN: 978-989-8425-74-4
Language : English
Subjects : Robotics; Pheromones; Communication; Bio-inspired
Subject (DDC) : 620: Engineering
Abstract: In this paper we critically evaluate the research on digital pheromones to date and conclude that the wide variance in the understanding of what a digitised pheromone is serves to defocus research. We examine the classical pheromone-use algorithm, the ant algorithm and conclude that as such it has not been proven feasible for practical use. By examining the failure of proposed applications we derive an application where pheromones appear to offer added value. On critically evaluating an initial implementation we note its success but point out that lacking the understanding of biological pheromones serves to hinder research in digital pheromones in general and bio-inspired robotics in particular. We propose a set of rules and urge researchers to critically evaluate them.
Fulltext version : Published version
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Embedded Systems (InES)
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