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OBJECT DISCRIMINATION BASED ON A SWARM OF AGENTS

United States Patent Application

20180074174
A1
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A configuration system for identifying a target configuration of agents for acquiring data is provided. In some embodiments, the configuration system generates sample configurations, each of which has a location within the space for each agent. The configuration system selects as the target configuration a sample configuration that is suitable to acquire data. The configuration system selects the target configuration by, for at least one or more sample configurations, directing that the agents assume the sample configuration and then acquire data when in the sample configuration. The configuration system then stores, for each sample configuration, an indication of suitability for acquiring data based on the sample configuration. The configuration system selects a sample configuration that is deemed to be suitable as the target configuration.
Beer, N. Reginald (Pleasanton, CA), Chambers, David (Livermore, CA), Chandrasekaran, Hema (San Ramon, CA)
15/ 267,066
September 15, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.