Influence of Delay on the Vicsek Model

Examensarbete för masterexamen

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: Influence of Delay on the Vicsek Model
Authors: Piwowarczyk, Rafal
Abstract: The aim of this work is to show that sensorial delay influences the behaviour of self-propelling agents using self-aligning interactions. The model was based on the Vicsek model, which is a two-dimensional system of self-propelling particles that are able to detect and align with each other within a certain radius. We prove that the introduction of short delays favours cluster and swarm formation, while extending the delay to higher values or implementation of negative delays significantly harms this process. We introduce a global clustering parameter, which is based on the use of the Voronoi tessellation, which allows us to measure the emergence of clusters. The sensorial delay might play a crucial role in systems that exhibit swarming behaviours and its better understanding can result in the construction of key tools for the realisation and manipulation of complex networks of autonomous robots.
Keywords: Livsvetenskaper;Grundläggande vetenskaper;Hållbar utveckling;Innovation och entreprenörskap (nyttiggörande);Annan medicin och hälsovetenskap;Annan humaniora;Life Science;Basic Sciences;Sustainable Development;Innovation & Entrepreneurship;Other Medical Sciences;Other Humanities
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för fysik (Chalmers)
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Physics (Chalmers)
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12380/255594
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses



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