To Add with Caution —Decreasing a Swarm Robotics’ Efficiency by Imprudently Enhancing the Robots’ Capabilities

Yaniv Altshuler, Israel A. Wagner, Alfred M. Bruckstein

Abstract

This work discusses the common opinion among robotics systems’ designer, assuming that for a given assignment and robotics system, enhancing the robots by increasing their physical capabilities, may only result in an improvement in the overall performance of the system (albeit small). Therefore, a designer may rely on existing designs prepared in the past, and by continuously adding resources to the robots, finally achieve the overall system’s performance he is interested in. As it can be shown, this assumption is wrong, as itmay not only lead to a zero increase in the performance, but even to a new system, comprising far more advance (and expensive) robots, which achieve much worse results than the original system. The work presents an example concerning the problem of multi-robots exploration of a graph, in which adding communication features to the robots causes the entire system’s performance to drop significantly.

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in Harvard Style

Altshuler Y., A. Wagner I. and M. Bruckstein A. (2007). To Add with Caution —Decreasing a Swarm Robotics’ Efficiency by Imprudently Enhancing the Robots’ Capabilities . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems - Volume 1: MARS, (ICINCO 2007) ISBN 978-972-8865-86-6, pages 24-33. DOI: 10.5220/0001636500240033


in Bibtex Style

@conference{mars07,
author={Yaniv Altshuler and Israel A. Wagner and Alfred M. Bruckstein},
title={To Add with Caution —Decreasing a Swarm Robotics’ Efficiency by Imprudently Enhancing the Robots’ Capabilities},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems - Volume 1: MARS, (ICINCO 2007)},
year={2007},
pages={24-33},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001636500240033},
isbn={978-972-8865-86-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems - Volume 1: MARS, (ICINCO 2007)
TI - To Add with Caution —Decreasing a Swarm Robotics’ Efficiency by Imprudently Enhancing the Robots’ Capabilities
SN - 978-972-8865-86-6
AU - Altshuler Y.
AU - A. Wagner I.
AU - M. Bruckstein A.
PY - 2007
SP - 24
EP - 33
DO - 10.5220/0001636500240033