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Model checking of emergent behaviour properties of robot swarms; pp. 48–54
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Silver Juurik, Jüri Vain
This paper presents a case study on scalability of explicit state model checking. Three state space reduction methods – state vector compression, bit state hashing, and symmetry reduction – were applied on an exercise with the objective of verifying a distributed coordination algorithm for robot swarms. Based on the analysis results, the feasibility of using explicit state model checking to prove properties of large multi-agent systems is questioned and the limitations faced in verifying a dynamic cleaning algorithm are outlined.

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