CoCoRo - The self-aware underwater swarm

Thomas Schmickl, Ronald Thenius, Christoph Möslinger, Jon Timmis, Andy Tyrrell, Mark Read, James Hilder, Jose Halloy, Alexandre Campo, Cesare Stefanini, Luigi Manfredi, Stefano Orofino, Serge Kernbach, Tobias Dipper, Donny Sutantyo

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Abstract

The EU-funded CoCoRo project studies heterogeneous swarms of AUVs used for the purposes of underwater monitoring and search. The CoCoRo underwater swarm system will combine bio-inspired motion principles with biologically-derived collective cognition mechanisms to provide a novel robotic system that is scalable, reliable and flexible with respect its behavioural potential. We will investigate and develop swarm-level emergent self-awareness, taking biological inspiration from fish, honeybees, the immune system and neurons. Low-level, local information processing will give rise to collective-level memory and cognition. CoCoRo will develop a novel bio-inspired operating system whose default behaviour will be to provide AUV shoaling functionality and the maintenance of swarm coherence. Collective discrimination of environmental properties will be processed on an individualor on a collective-level given the cognitive capabilities of the AUVs. We will investigate collective self-recognition through experiments inspired by ethology and psychology, allowing for the quantification of collective cognition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 5th IEEE Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops, SASOW 2011
Pages120-126
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2011
Event2011 5th IEEE Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops, SASOW 2011 - Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Duration: 3 Oct 20117 Oct 2011

Conference

Conference2011 5th IEEE Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops, SASOW 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAnn Arbor, MI
Period3/10/117/10/11

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    Schmickl, T., Thenius, R., Möslinger, C., Timmis, J., Tyrrell, A., Read, M., Hilder, J., Halloy, J., Campo, A., Stefanini, C., Manfredi, L., Orofino, S., Kernbach, S., Dipper, T., & Sutantyo, D. (2011). CoCoRo - The self-aware underwater swarm. In Proceedings - 2011 5th IEEE Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops, SASOW 2011 (pp. 120-126). [6114585] https://doi.org/10.1109/SASOW.2011.11