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JRM Vol.19 No.4 pp. 429-435
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2007.p0429
(2007)

Paper:

Mathematical Model of Proportion Control and Fluctuation Characteristic in Termite Caste Differentiation

Yusuke Ikemoto*, Kuniaki Kawabata**, Toru Miura***,
and Hajime Asama*

*RACE, The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwano-ha, Kashiwa, 277-8568, Japan

**RIKEN, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama, Japan

***Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0810, Japan

Received:
January 11, 2007
Accepted:
June 27, 2007
Published:
August 20, 2007
Keywords:
termite, caste differentiation, proportion control, self-organization, fluctuation
Abstract

Self-organization of hierarchy of system has been focused in task allocation of distributed autonomous systems and network analysis. It is important to realize the mechanism of hierarchy generation for implementation in artificial systems. In order to know the principle, we try to model the control of caste differentiations in the termite ecology. Equations of evolution are created, using both of biological data and assumptions obtained by mathematical analysis. In addition, the model is validated by computer simulations. In this study, we propose that the probability migration of individuals and modulations of fluctuation are operated as a differentiation control strategy.

Cite this article as:
Yusuke Ikemoto, Kuniaki Kawabata, Toru Miura, and
and Hajime Asama, “Mathematical Model of Proportion Control and Fluctuation Characteristic in Termite Caste Differentiation,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.19, No.4, pp. 429-435, 2007.
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