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Feedback control of evolving swarms

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Title:Feedback control of evolving swarms
Creators Name:Gold, J. and Wang, A. and Harrington, K.I.
Abstract:We examine the effects of proportional-integral control on thefitness and genetics of an evolving swarm. Introducing controllers with a set point designed to distribute birds equallyacross the food in a given simulation increases the rate atwhich the birds accumulate energy, but also increases the rateat which they expire. We find that the amount of food thebirds gather is not dependent on the force of the feedbackcontrollers but on the quality of information they transmit.The trends we observe can help to understand and improvethe results of a wide variety of systems exhibiting swarm dynamics.
Source:Artificial Life Conference Proceedings
Title of Book:Artificial Life 14: Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems
Publisher:International Society for Artificial Life
Page Range:884-891
Date:July 2014
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-32621-6-ch145
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