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Sanza Kazadi, PhD; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy


swarm engineering, distributed decision making, Hamiltonian method of swarm designs




While swarms that execute decisions are well known in the swarm community, swarms that exhibit this capability a pri- ori have never before been achieved. We demonstrate a methodology, based on the Hamiltonian method of swarm design, that enables the design and implementation of swarms that exhibit decision-making capability. We develop the the- oretical structure of the method and apply it to the develop- ment of an ant algorithm and a swarm capable of deciding whether its density exceeds a specific predetermined value. The swarm designs are validated in simulation.


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