Biologically motivated shape optimization of foraging fronts

Musad Haque, Amir Rahmani, Magnus Egerstedt, Anthony Yezzi

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Social animals often form a predator front to charge through an aggregation of prey. It is observed that the nature of the feeding strategy dictates the geometric shape of these charging fronts. Inspired by this observation, we model foraging multi-robot fronts as a curve moving through a prey density. We optimize the shape of the curve using variational arguments and simulate the results to illustrate the operation of the proposed curve optimization algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, ACC 2011
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781457700804
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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