About Realization of Aggressive Behavior Model in Group Robotics

  • Irina KarpovaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 636)


One of the actively developing approaches of group robotics systems creation is the use of social behavior models. Aggressive behavior is one of the underlying mechanisms forming social behavior. In this paper, the application of aggressive behavior concepts is considered by analogy with animal aggressive behavior that can be used for solving tasks of group robotics. As a role model, an ant – a true social insect – is proposed. It was shown that in aggressive behavior of ants, the numerical factor and imitative behavior play an important role. Agent’s aggressive behavior model depending on accumulated aggression and the number of other nearby agents is proposed. The results of computer experiments for territory defense tasks are presented. The results show that aggression is a stabilizing factor for an approximately equal number of agents in different groups. By an increase in group size, aggression becomes a way of capturing foreign territory.


Group robotics Social behavior models Aggressive behavior Territory defense task 



The project was partially supported by RSF 16-11-00018 grant (review and aggressive behavior model), and RFBR 15-07-07483 grant (simulation experiments).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia
  2. 2.National Research Center «Kurchatov Institute»MoscowRussia

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