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Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
Volume 3, Issue 3, Pages 131-142

A Game Theoretic Approach to Swarm Robotics

S. N. Givigi Jr. and H. M. Schwartz

Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Copyright © 2006 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this article, we discuss some techniques for achieving swarm intelligent robots through the use of traits of personality. Traits of personality are characteristics of each robot that, altogether, define the robot's behaviours. We discuss the use of evolutionary psychology to select a set of traits of personality that will evolve due to a learning process based on reinforcement learning. The use of Game Theory is introduced, and some simulations showing its potential are reported.