Modeling the Effects of Mass and Age Variation in Wolves to Explore the Effects of Heterogeneity in Robot Team Composition
Madden, John D.
Arkin, Ronald C.
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No two wolves are the same. Some of the variations between individuals such as variation in mass and age have major implications on their hunting abilities. The predatory success of a wolf pack has been found to depend on its composition of individuals along these dimensions. Building from a system for simulating wolf hunting behavior in earlier work , this paper explores the effects of heterogeneity among individuals in a team and the utility of these variations for the team as a whole. The implications for robot team control and organization are presented.