Verification of emergent behaviour
properties is imperative in mission critical applications of robot swarms like coordinated actions of space pods , early discovery of radioactive leaks in nuclear reactors, intruder detection and capture, etc.
And their brains, like our brains, have lots of distributed materials: there's neurons and there's sensors and motors and they're all turning on and off in parallel and the emergent behaviour
from the complex system which is a robot, is some useful task like clearing up a construction site or laying pavement for a new road," Bongard said.
Lab] (Laboratory fur Global Response Engineering for Multi-agent Networks), part of the CSIRO Centre for Intelligent System Design, goes further, saying 'The multi-agent network deployed in SmartLands is itself capable of emergent behaviour
, in the manner in which the agents communicate, self-organise and respond to contingencies.
I think we have stumbled across a self-organising system with learning as an emergent behaviour
," The BBC quoted Prof Mitra, as telling the TED Global (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference.