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JACIII Vol.18 No.5 pp. 769-775
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2014.p0769
(2014)

Paper:

Swarm Robot System for Underwater Communication Network

Ryan Rhay P. Vicerra, Elmer P. Dadios, Argel A. Bandala,
and Laurence A. Gan Lim

De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Ave., Manila, 1004 Philippines

Received:
February 5, 2014
Accepted:
May 4, 2014
Published:
September 20, 2014
Keywords:
swarm intelligence, underwater communication simulation, underwater swarm robot system, swarm robotics
Abstract

This paper presents a swarm robot simulator for implementing underwater wireless communication network. Swarm intelligence is based on the collective behavior of social insects and animals such as ants, bees and others. In this paper, swarm was applied to overcome the challenges of transmitting data in a large underwater environment. A robot considered to be a member of the swarm acts as a simple “physical” carrier of the data, it moves until they converge and manage to form a link connecting the data transmitter and receiver. The system is developed, simulated and tested using a coded simulator.

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