Bio-Inspired Self-Organizing Robotic Systems by Yan MengBio-Inspired Self-Organizing Robotic Systems by Yan Meng

Bio-Inspired Self-Organizing Robotic Systems

byYan MengEditorYaochu Jin

Hardcover | May 8, 2011

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Self-organizing approaches inspired from biological systems, such as social insects, genetic, molecular and cellular systems under morphogenesis, and human mental development, has enjoyed great success in advanced robotic systems that need to work in dynamic and changing environments.  Compared with classical control methods for robotic systems, the major advantages of bio-inspired self-organizing robotic systems include robustness, self-repair and self-healing in the presence of system failures and/or malfunctions, high adaptability to environmental changes, and autonomous self-organization and self-reconfiguration without a centralized control. "Bio-inspired Self-organizing Robotic Systems" provides a valuable reference for scientists, practitioners and research students working on developing control algorithms for self-organizing engineered collective systems, such as swarm robotic systems, self-reconfigurable modular robots, smart material based robotic devices, unmanned aerial vehicles, and satellite constellations.


Title:Bio-Inspired Self-Organizing Robotic SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:275 pagesPublished:May 8, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642207596

ISBN - 13:9783642207594


Table of Contents

Part I:  Self-Organizing Swarm Robotic Systems




Part II: Self-Reconfigurable Modular Robots




Part III: Autonomous Mental Development in Robotic Systems




Part IV:  Special Applications


Part III: Autonomous Mental Development in Robotic Systems




Part IV:  Special Applications.