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An Immune System Based Multi-robot Mobile Agent Network

  • W. Wilfred Godfrey
  • Shivashankar B. Nair
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5132)

Abstract

A biological immune system comprises components that circulate within the body and defend it from attacks by pathogens. Its artificial counterpart has found applications in a wide spectrum of domains including Robotics. The cells in an immune system can be viewed to be analogous to mobile agents that migrate from one node (organ) to another. Mobility of such agents provides the framework for movement of components within a system. In this paper we describe the modeling of a mobile agent based robotic system that works on the principles of an artificial immune system. The mobile agents form the B-cell equivalents, generating rule-sets (antibodies) that help the robot to overcome a problem (antigen).

Keywords

Mobile Agent Artificial Immune System Robotics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Wilfred Godfrey
    • 1
  • Shivashankar B. Nair
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati GuwahatiIndia

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