What Are the Ants Doing? Vision-Based Tracking and Reconstruction of Control Programs
Egerstedt, Magnus B.
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In this paper, we study the problem of going from a real-world, multi-agent system to the generation of control programs in an automatic fashion. In particular, a computer vision system is presented, capable of simultaneously tracking multiple agents, such as social insects. Moreover, the data obtained from this system is fed into a mode-reconstruction module that generates low-complexity control programs, i.e. strings of symbolic descriptions of control-interrupt pairs, consistent with the empirical data. The result is a mechanism for going from the real system to an executable implementation that can be used for controlling multiple mobile robots.