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A macroscopic probabilistic model of adaptive foraging in swarm robotics systems (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Liu, W., & Winfield, A. F. (2009, February). A macroscopic probabilistic model of adaptive foraging in swarm robotics systems. Paper presented at 6th Vienna International Conference on Mathematical Modelling, Vienna

In this paper, we extend a macroscopic probabilistic model of a swarm of foraging robots from the homogeneous to the heterogeneous case. In the swarm, each robot is capable of adjusting its searching time and resting time thresholds following the rul... Read More about A macroscopic probabilistic model of adaptive foraging in swarm robotics systems.

Modelling a wireless connected swarm of mobile robots (2008)
Journal Article
Winfield, A. F., Liu, W., Nembrini, J., & Martinoli, A. (2008). Modelling a wireless connected swarm of mobile robots. Swarm Intelligence, 2(2-4), 241-266. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11721-008-0018-0

It is a characteristic of swarm robotics that modelling the overall swarm behaviour in terms of the low-level behaviours of individual robots is very difficult. Yet if swarm robotics is to make the transition from the laboratory to real-world enginee... Read More about Modelling a wireless connected swarm of mobile robots.

A feasibility study for energy autonomy in multi robot search and rescue operations (2008)
Conference Proceeding
Sindi, Y., Pipe, T., Winfield, A., Dogramadzi, S., & Melhuish, C. (2008). A feasibility study for energy autonomy in multi robot search and rescue operations. In L. Marques, A. D. Almeida, M. Tokhi, & G. Virk (Eds.), Advances in Mobile Robotics: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, Coimbra, Portugal, 8-10 September 2008. , (1146-1153). https://doi.org/10.1142/9789812835772_0137

This paper proposes a novel search and rescue concept that aims to overcome the most basic obstacle in utilising a search and rescue teleoperated robot for a long distance energy autonomy. The concept utilizes a number of small robots capable of crea... Read More about A feasibility study for energy autonomy in multi robot search and rescue operations.

Towards energy optimization: Emergent task allocation in a swarm of foraging robots (2007)
Journal Article
Lihua Dou, , Jin Sa, , Wenguo Liu, , Wenguo Liu, W., Winfield, A. F., Jin Sa, J., …Lihua Dou, L. (2007). Towards energy optimization: Emergent task allocation in a swarm of foraging robots. Adaptive Behavior, 15(3), 289-305. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059712307082088

This article presents a simple adaptation mechanism to automatically adjust the ratio of foragers to resters (division of labor) in a swarm of foraging robots and hence maximize the net energy income to the swarm. Three adaptation rules are introduce... Read More about Towards energy optimization: Emergent task allocation in a swarm of foraging robots.

A methodology for provably stable behaviour-based intelligent control (2006)
Journal Article
Harper, C. J., & Winfield, A. F. (2006). A methodology for provably stable behaviour-based intelligent control. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 54(1), 52-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2005.09.014

This paper presents a design methodology for a class of behaviour-based control systems, arguing its potential for application to safety critical systems. We propose a formal basis for subsumption architecture design based on two extensions to Lyapun... Read More about A methodology for provably stable behaviour-based intelligent control.

Robot thought (2005)
Exhibition / Performance
Burnet, F., Johnson, B., Bultitude, K., & Winfield, A. F. Robot thought. 1 March 2005 - 31 July 2006. (Unpublished)

Robot Thought is a performance piece designed to promote discusion amongst 5 -11 year old children and their families of the role that robots already play and might play in society. It was first performed at Explore, Bristol's interactive science cen... Read More about Robot thought.

Towards dependable swarms and new discipline of swarm engineering (2004)
Presentation / Conference
Winfield, A. F., Harper, C., & Nembrini, J. (2004, July). Towards dependable swarms and new discipline of swarm engineering. Paper presented at Swarm Robotics, SAB 2004 International Workshop, Revised Selected Papers, Santa Monica, CA, USA

The original shorter paper was given as an invited talk at the SAB '04 workshop on Swarm Robotics. Selected papers were invited to be extended and following further full review were published in this volume in the highly-regarded 'state of the art re... Read More about Towards dependable swarms and new discipline of swarm engineering.

Implementation of an IR approach for autonomous docking in a self-configurable robotics system
Presentation / Conference
Liu, W., & Winfield, A. F. Implementation of an IR approach for autonomous docking in a self-configurable robotics system. Paper presented at Proceedings of Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

This paper presents an IR approach to the development of a sensor system which enables robots to autonomously dock with each other to form complex morphologies. The system includes three sub-units with different operational ranges: a short range pro... Read More about Implementation of an IR approach for autonomous docking in a self-configurable robotics system.