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By Dejan Lj. Milutinovic, Pedro U. Lima

Cells and Robots is an final result of the multidisciplinary learn extending over Biology, Robotics and Hybrid platforms conception. it truly is encouraged by way of modeling reactive habit of the immune process mobile inhabitants, the place every one mobile is taken into account as an self sufficient agent.

In our modeling technique, there is not any distinction if the cells are clearly or artificially created brokers, reminiscent of robots. This appears to be like much more obvious after we introduce a case examine touching on a large-size robot inhabitants situation. less than this situation, we additionally formulate the optimum keep an eye on of maximizing the chance of robot presence in a given zone and talk about the appliance of the minimal precept for partial differential equations to this challenge. Simultaneous attention of cellphone and robot populations is of mutual profit for Biology and Robotics, in addition to for the overall knowing of multi-agent method dynamics.

The textual content of this monograph is predicated at the PhD thesis of the 1st writer. The paintings used to be a runner-up for the 5th version of the Georges Giralt Award for the easiest eu PhD thesis in Robotics, every year presented by way of the ecu Robotics examine community (EURON).

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28) .  ∂t .. D 32 4. 2) is an extension of Liouville’s equation [39], we will consider the Micro-Agent which has only one discrete state. 29) which is the Liouville equation. 2) is the vector of time functions representing the time evolution of the CT M CµA state PDF. To solve this equation, the region of interest Ω ∈ X and boundary condition should be defined [20]. An example of the boundary condition is ρ(x, t) = 0 for all x ∈ ∂Ω. 2) and can strongly influence the solution [20]. Numerical methods for solving this type of equation are discussed in [85].

Using k2 = 1, we should keep in mind that t and tj are not measured within the same time frame. However, to compare the shape of the prediction ρ(x, t) to the experimental data ρexp (x, tj ), we need to choose the times τk , k = 1, 2, . . at which we are comparing ρ(x, τk ) to ρexp (x, tj ). We determine τk as the times when the model predicted PDF ρ(x, t) is the most similar to some of the experimentally received PDF ρexp (x, tj ), j = 1, 2, . . 8. 4 T-Cell Receptor Dynamics in Conjugated State 49 TCR PDF measuring the distance between the predicted PDF at time t, ρ(x, t) and the set of experimentally received measurements ρexp [54], computed as a minimal value of KL distance between ρ(x, t) and ρexp (x, tj ), j = 1, 2, .

5 Stochastic Micro-Agent In the previous section, the Micro-Agent model is defined. Here, a Stochastic Micro-Agent model will be introduced [53, 56]. First, the Micro-Agent Stochastic Execution is defined. Different assumptions about the MAEG generated sequence lead to different Micro-Agents Stochastic Executions. The concept of stochastic execution [35] is used in the definition of Stochastic Micro-Agents. Particular attention is paid to the case when the MAEG generates events such that the discrete states of a Stochastic Micro-Agent are a Markov Chain.

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