Power provision based on self-sacrificing craft

Michael G. Hinchey (Inventor), Emil I. Vassev (Inventor), Bridget Hinchey (Inventor), Roy Sterritt (Inventor)

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A biologically-inspired system and method is provided for self-adapting behavior of swarm-based exploration missions, whereby individual components, for example, spacecraft, in the system can sacrifice themselves for the greater good of the entire system. The self-sacrifice can involve donating resources or assets, such as power provisions, to a different component of an autonomous system. A receiving component of the system can benefit from receiving the donated resource or power provision.
Original languageEnglish
Patent number13/606174
Priority date27/10/15
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 27 Oct 2015


  • Autonomic Computing
  • self-management
  • self-sacrificing
  • robots
  • craft


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