sg 16(8): e2

Research Article

Adaptive Leader Selection based on Influential Individuals

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262513,
        author={Hiroshi Sato and Masao Kubo and Akira Namatame},
        title={Adaptive Leader Selection based on Influential Individuals},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Serious Games},
        volume={3},
        number={8},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={SG},
        year={2016},
        month={5},
        keywords={uav, boids, leader selection, complex systems},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262513}
    }
    
  • Hiroshi Sato
    Masao Kubo
    Akira Namatame
    Year: 2016
    Adaptive Leader Selection based on Influential Individuals
    SG
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262513
Hiroshi Sato1,*, Masao Kubo1, Akira Namatame1
  • 1: National Defense Academy
*Contact email: hsato@nda.ac.jp

Abstract

As the development of technology, the demand of operating UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) in group grows larger. In the operation of group UAVs, it is important that who the leaders should be and who the followers will be. We use multi agent technique to this problem. This study proposes the mechanism of leader selection based on influence of an agent to its neighbors' movement. The influence value can be calculated by the forces from neighborhood agents. In the proposed method, the leaders are selected dynamically and adaptively. Simple computer simulation shows the effectiveness of the method.