Humanoid Robot Swarm Synchronized Using Quorum Sensing� - Technology Review: Now Bechon and Slotine say a similar approach provides a robust way to synchronise humanoid robots. The ideal approach to synchronisation is for each robot to have access to every other robot's position. Instead, the quorum sensing approach gives, each robot access to a global variable such as the average position or average clock time. Each robot can also change this variable because it contributes to the average.
The idea is that if each robot attempts to synchronise with this global average, the swarm as whole should keep good time.