Humanitarian demining

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The robot swarm will search for

 ``landmines by exploration of an area. Once a mine is
 found, each swarm member will vote for the best action for defusing
 the mine; wrong actions will destroy robots in the proximity of the
 mine. Defusing a mine will be
 honored with a monetary reward that is automatically distributed to
 the swarm members as specified by a smart contract.  If a robot is unsure of an action, it can keep a greater
 distance to the mine to prevent being destroyed. The blockchain will
 serve as medium for collecting the votes and will ensure
 transparency of the voting process for all members. However,
 malicious agents might deliberately vote for a harmful action to
 destroy the swarm. Hence, each vote will be weighted with the reputation of the respective member, which is related to
 its number of successfully defused mines. I will analyze the
 dynamics of the voting process and the size of the swarm over
 time. Additionally, I will evaluate its robustness as a function of
 the number of malicious agents.
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