Hello Pololu forums,
I am thinking of purchasing a Pololu 3pi robot to coincide with my university project researching emergent behaviours.
In particular, inducing beneficial emergent behaviours and mitigating non-beneficial behaviours.
How complicated can I make the behaviour of the robot?
Can two or more 3pi’s perform cooperative tasks? Could I use 3 or more 3pi’s to form a heterogeneous system?
Could I implement reinforcement learning as a group?
Basically, Behaviour-based, Collective Behaviour, Adaptation, Reinforcement Learning, Evolutionary Learning, Genetic Algorithms, Self-organisation and Emergent Behaviour are the topics I would like to study. Could anybody please recommend suitable robots for this purpose? Or perhaps any simulation software that would accommodate all of these areas?
The 3pi looks great but I am unsure of how complex the behaviour can be. (Or if interactions are easy and suitable to model on the 3pi platform)
Thank you for your time,