On Adaptive Self-Organization in Artificial Robot Organisms

Serge Kernbach, Heiko Hamann, J├╝rgen 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.