Simple Pyramid RAM-Based Neural Network Architecture for Localization of Swarm Robots

Siti Nurmaini and Ahmad Zarkasi
Volume: 11, No: 3, Page: 370 ~ 388, Year: 2015
Keywords: Localization Process, RAM-Based Neural Network, Swarm Robots
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The localization of multi-agents, such as people, animals, or robots, is a requirement to accomplish several tasks. Especially in the case of multi-robotic applications, localization is the process for determining the positions of robots and targets in an unknown environment. Many sensors like GPS, lasers, and cameras are utilized in the localization process. However, these sensors produce a large amount of computational resources to process complex algorithms, because the process requires environmental mapping. Currently, combination multi-robots or swarm robots and sensor networks, as mobile sensor nodes have been widely available in indoor and outdoor environments. They allow for a type of efficient global localization that demands a relatively low amount of computational resources and for the independence of specific environmental features. However, the inherent instability in the wireless signal does not allow for it to be directly used for very accurate position estimations and making difficulty associated with conducting the localization processes of swarm robotics system. Furthermore, these swarm systems are usually highly decentralized, which makes it hard to synthesize and access global maps, it can be decrease its flexibility. In this paper, a simple pyramid RAM-based Neural Network architecture is proposed to improve the localization process of mobile sensor nodes in indoor environments. Our approach uses the capabilities of learning and generalization to reduce the effect of incorrect information and increases the accuracy of the agent’s position. The results show that by using simple pyramid RAM-base Neural Network approach, produces low computational resources, a fast response for processing every changing in environmental situation and mobile sensor nodes have the ability to finish several tasks especially in localization processes in real time.

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IEEE Style
S. N. A. Zarkasi, "Simple Pyramid RAM-Based Neural Network Architecture for Localization of Swarm Robots," Journal of Information Processing Systems, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 370~388, 2015. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.01.0008.

ACM Style
Siti Nurmaini and Ahmad Zarkasi. 2015. Simple Pyramid RAM-Based Neural Network Architecture for Localization of Swarm Robots, Journal of Information Processing Systems, 11, 3, (2015), 370~388. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.01.0008.