Emergence of a Small-World Like Communication Network Through Local Ad Hoc Negotiation
Daisuke Kurabayashi*, Tomohiro Inoue**, Akira Yajima***,
and Tetsuro Funato*
*Dept. Mechanical and Control Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
**Production Development Center, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., 1 Shin-Nakahara-cho, Isogo-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 235-8501, Japan
***Human Machine Perception Laboratory, Canon Inc., 30-2 Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan
Focusing on an algorithm for realizing a small-world (SW) like ad hoc communication network among autonomous mobile agents, we discuss how the ad hoc network emerges through local negotiation without a central manager. We have started procedures that lend emerging networks the SW property, resulting in effective, low-cost communication. We formulate the expected number of communication links and degrees of agents, verifying the feasibility of our proposal through simulation.
and Tetsuro Funato, “Emergence of a Small-World Like Communication Network Through Local Ad Hoc Negotiation,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.19, No.4, pp. 459-465, 2007.
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