Levy flight as a robotic search pattern
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
James H. Williams Jr.
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Levy flights have been recently found to approximate the trajectories of animal foragers in their search for resources and food. Levy flights have proved to be effective in searching tasks because of their characteristic combination of long trajectories followed by bursts of short trajectories. In addition, some developments in robotics are currently geared toward robot miniaturization and mimicry of living creatures. For example, robots based on the features of hummingbirds and bees have already been developed though they are not yet autonomous. Incorporating Levy flight searching strategies into these miniaturized robots could yield more efficient and effective searching machines.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2012.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 23-24).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology