Integrating Artificial Immune, Neural and Endrocine Systems in Autonomous Sailing Robots
FInal rept. 1 Sep 2007-1 Sep 2010
YORK UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)
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Over the past three years we have developed a novel neural-endocrine system capable of being deployed on actual sailing robots. The initial project plan was to develop a combined neural-immune-endocrine system, but after staffing issues in the first year of the project, work was refocussed to focus on the neural endocrine aspects. Whilst the primary focus was developing a system capable of sailing deployment, along the way, we have developed and investigated the application of neural-endocrine on land-based robotic units as well as land based swarm systems. This allowed to us to continue the work on the neural-endocrine architecture whilst at the same time developing the sailing robotic system as there was a large amount of time consumed with the more engineering side of work on the sailing robotic system. We feel this project has been a success and we list the highlights from the project.