Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Paper Review season is open!

While I do not solve the commercial problems with iRobot I will start the reviews of my project bibliography, I'm using Mendeley to organize the papers into categories and to classify notes about each one.
Until now my list is:

1. Beni G. From swarm intelligence to swarm robotics Sahin E, Spears WM, eds. Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence Proceedings. 2005;3342:1-9. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=000228181500001.

2. Campo A, Nouyan S, Birattari M, Groß R, Dorigo M. Enhancing cooperative transport using negotiation of goal direction. Available at: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=

3. Cao YU, Fukunaga AS, Kahng AB. Cooperative Mobile Robotics: Antecedents and Directions. 1997;4:226-234. Available at: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=

4. Ducatelle F, Di Caro A. G, Gambardella M. L. Cooperative Self-Organization in a Heterogeneous Swarm Robotic System. Available at: http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1830501.

5. Ferrante E. A Control Architecture for a Heterogeneous Swarm of Robots: The Design of a Modular Behavior-based Architecture. 2009;(TR/IRIDIA/2009-010):77. Available at: http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/IridiaTrSeries/IridiaTr2009-010r001.pdf.

6. Garnier S, Gautrais J, Asadpour M, Jost C, Theraulaz G. Self-Organized Aggregation Triggers Collective Decision Making in a Group of Cockroach-Like Robots. Adaptive Behavior. 2009;17(2):109-133. Available at: http://adb.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/17/2/109.

7. Holland O, Melhuish C. Stigmergy, Self-Organization, and Sorting in Collective Robotics. 2006. Available at: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/106454699568737.

8. Kube CR. Collective Robotics: From Social Insects to Robots. Adaptive Behavior. 1993;2(2):189-218. Available at: http://adb.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/2/2/189.

9. Kunz H, Hemelrijk CK, Intelligence A. Artificial Fish Schools: Collective Effects of School Size, Body Size, and Body Form. Available at: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=

10. Magnenat S, Rétornaz P, Noris B, Mondada F. Scripting the swarm: event-based control of microcontroller-based robots. In: SIMPAR 2008 Workshop Proceedings.; 2008. Available at: http://monicareggiani.net/simpar2008/StandardPlatform/scpr2008-03-Magnenat.pdf.

11. Magnenat S, Member S, Bonani M, Longchamp V, Mondada F. 1 ASEBA: A Modular Architecture for Event-Based Control of Complex Robots. Available at: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=

12. Mondada F, Bonani M, Magnenat S, Guignard A, Floreano D. Physical connections and cooperation in swarm robotics. Intelligent Autonomous Systems. 2004:53. Available at: http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=IKscPz-GaxAC&oi=fnd&pg=PA53&dq=Physical+connections+and+cooperation+in+swarm+robotics&ots=Asv3PFtmVg&sig=3sN6oMwiOjlowCvzvcmgZLSwkWE.

13. Nouyan S, Groß R, Dorigo M, et al. Group Transport along a Robot Chain in a Self-Organised Robot Colony. 2005:433-442. Available at: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=

14. Reynolds CW. Flocks, Herds, and Schools: A Distributed Behavioral Model. 1987:25-34. Available at: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=

15. Sahin E, Spears WM, Şahin E. Swarm Robotics. (Şahin E, Spears WM, eds.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg; 2005:10-20-20. Available at: http://www.springerlink.com/content/cc4k8mdhbhk0uw3y/.

16. Sharkey AJC. Swarm robotics and minimalism. Connection Science. 2007;19(3):245-260. Available at: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/09540090701584970.

17. Timmis J, Murray L, Neal M. A Neural-Endocrine Architecture for Foraging in Swarm Robotic Systems - Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (NICSO 2010) - Studies in Computational Intelligence. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg; 2010:319-330-330. Available at: http://www.springerlink.com/content/u115n2635g1w9880/.

18. Şahin E, Winfield A. Special issue on swarm robotics. Swarm Intelligence. 2008;2(2-4):69-72. Available at: http://www.springerlink.com/index/10.1007/s11721-008-0020-6.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Hard to get iRobots

I've decided to use the iRobot Create on my project, even my advisor approved the platform, what is great!
But I simply can't buy them...
The Brazilian vendor ignore my e-mails and the international sales office automatically redirects my e-mails to the Brazilian office.

This situation is killing me.