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posted on 2013-05-01, 00:00 authored by Jan Carlo BarcaJan Carlo Barca, Y Ahmet Sekercioglu
SUMMARYWe present a review of recent activities in swarm robotic research, and analyse existing literature in the field to determine how to get closer to a practical swarm robotic system for real world applications. We begin with a discussion of the importance of swarm robotics by illustrating the wide applicability of robot swarms in various tasks. Then a brief overview of various robotic devices that can be incorporated into swarm robotic systems is presented. We identify and describe the challenges that should be resolved when designing swarm robotic systems for real world applications. Finally, we provide a summary of a series of issues that should be addressed to overcome these challenges, and propose directions for future swarm robotic research based on our extensive analysis of the reviewed literature.

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Journal

Robotica

Volume

31

Pagination

345-359

Location

Cambridge, Eng.

Open access

  • Yes

ISSN

0263-5747

eISSN

1469-8668

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2012, Cambridge University Press

Issue

3

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

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