Resilience is a vital component of multi-agent systems, as a lack of resilience can easily lead to system failure. Resisting the effects of faulted agents can reduce system costs and downtime. Solving..
Resilience is a vital component of multi-agent systems, as a lack of resilience can easily lead to system failure. Resisting the effects of faulted agents can reduce system costs and downtime. Solving the problem of increasing system resilience is not an easy one, however, as some solutions require complex solutions. Eusocial insects face these challenges often, thus making them prime examples to find unique biological solutions to resilience. As such the central question of this work is: What behaviors in eusocial insects can be used to improve muli-agent system resilience to faulted agents? In this work the connection between eusocial insect behaviors and faulted agent resilience is explored, as well as the transfer of these behaviors to generalized functions for multi-agent systems. The hypothesis examined in this work is: if functional decomposition is performed on eusocial insect behaviors for faulted agent resilience, then generalized functions for multi-agent system faulted agent resilience can be identified. This work’s primary contribution is the identification of several generalized functions that can increase resilience to faulted agents, based on eusocial insect behaviors. These functions will provide the basis for future work in biologically inspired design and faulted agent resilience.