Swarm Robotics

SAB 2004 International Workshop, Santa Monica, CA, USA, July 17, 2004, Revised Selected Papers

  • Erol Şahin
  • William M. Spears
Conference proceedings SR 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3342)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Marco Dorigo, Elio Tuci, Roderich Groß, Vito Trianni, Thomas Halva Labella, Shervin Nouyan et al.
    Pages 31-44
  3. David Payton, Regina Estkowski, Mike Howard
    Pages 45-57
  4. Joseph A. Rothermich, M. İhsan Ecemiş, Paolo Gaudiano
    Pages 58-69
  5. Jörg Seyfried, Marc Szymanski, Natalie Bender, Ramon Estaña, Michael Thiel, Heinz Wörn
    Pages 70-83
  6. William M. Spears, Diana F. Spears, Rodney Heil, Wesley Kerr, Suranga Hettiarachchi
    Pages 84-97
  7. Eric Martinson, David Payton
    Pages 98-111
  8. O. Burçhan Bayazıt, Jyh-Ming Lien, Nancy M. Amato
    Pages 112-125
  9. Alan F. T. Winfield, Christopher J. Harper, Julien Nembrini
    Pages 126-142
  10. Kristina Lerman, Alcherio Martinoli, Aram Galstyan
    Pages 143-152
  11. Gerardo Beni
    Pages 153-171
  12. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Swarm robotics can be defined as the study of how a swarm of relatively simple physically embodied agents can be constructed to collectively accomplish tasks that are beyond the capabilities of a single one. Unlike other studies on multi-robot systems, swarm robotics emphasizes self-organization and emergence, while keeping in mind the issues of scalability and robustness. These emphases promote the use of relatively simple robots, equipped with localized sensing ability, scalable communication mechanisms, and the exploration of decentralized control strategies.

This state-of-the-art survey is the first book devoted to swarm robotics. It is based on the First International Workshop on Swarm Robotics held in Santa Monica, CA, USA in July 2004 as part of SAB 2004


collaboration swarm behavior decentralized control distributed systems mobile computing multi-agent systems multi-robot systems robot robotics self-organization sensor networks swarm engineering swarm intelligence swarm robotics swarmbots

Editors and affiliations

  • Erol Şahin
    • 1
  • William M. Spears
    • 2
  1. 1.KOVAN Res. Lab., Dept. of Computer EngineeringMiddle East Technical UniversityTurkey
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of WyomingLaramieUSA

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