On Adaptive Self-Organization in Artificial Robot Organisms

Serge Kernbach, Heiko Hamann, Jürgen Stradner, Ronald Thenius, Thomas Schmickl, Karl Crailsheim, A.C. van Rossum, Michele Sebag, Nicolas Bredeche, Yao Yao, Guy Baele, et al.
The First International Conference on Adaptive and Self-adaptive Systems and Applications (ADAPTIVE) (2009)


Self-organization in natural systems demonstrates very reliable and scalable collective behavior without using any central elements. Implementing collective robotic systems with self-organizing principles we are facing new problems of making self-organization purposeful, self-adapting to changing environments and faster, to meet requirements from a technical perspective. This paper describes on-going work of creating such an artificial self-organization within artificial robot organisms, performed in the framework of several European projects.