Cooperative behavior of nano-robots as an analogous of the quantum harmonic oscillator

Study of a multi-robot system consisting of nano-robots

Year of Publication2009

A multi-robot system that consists of N nano-robots is studied. It is assumed that the robots correspond to diffusing particles, and interact to each other as the theory of Brownian motion predicts. Brownian motion is the analogous of the quantum harmonic oscillator (Q.H.O.), i.e., of Schrödinger’s equation under harmonic (parabolic) potential. It is shown that the motion of the robots can be described by Langevin’s equation which is a stochastic linear differential equation. It is proved that Langevin’s equation is a generalization of conventional gradient algorithms. Therefore the kinematic models of mobile robots which follow conventional gradient algorithms can be considered as a subcase of the kinematic models which are derived from the diffusion analogous of the Q.H.O model.


Rigatos, G. G. (2009) "Cooperative behavior of nano-robots as an analogous of the quantum harmonic oscillator"Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence 55 (3-4) pp 277-294

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swarm botsbrownian motiondiffusionlangevin equationmulti robot systemsquantum harmonic oscillator
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