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Abstract by Darin Costello

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Presenter's Name

Darin Costello

Degree Level

Undergraduate

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Department

Computer Science

Faculty Advisor

Mike Goodrich

Title

Mother Duck - An Algorithm for Swarms

Abstract

3M

Our goal is to create a swarm of robots that mimic the behavior of a mother duck and her ducklings. The mother duck’s goal is to navigate a path while keeping her ducklings close by. The ducklings follow mother and attempt to achieve secondary objectives. This system would be especially useful in scouting scenarios where mother can follow a set path, while the ducklings search off of the path to provide better coverage.