The SWARM-BOTS Project

  • Marco Dorigo
  • Elio Tuci
  • Roderich Groß
  • Vito Trianni
  • Thomas Halva Labella
  • Shervin Nouyan
  • Christos Ampatzis
  • Jean-Louis Deneubourg
  • Gianluca Baldassarre
  • Stefano Nolfi
  • Francesco Mondada
  • Dario Floreano
  • Luca Maria Gambardella
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3342)

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the SWARM-BOTS project, a robotic project sponsored by the Future and Emerging Technologies program of the European Commission. The paper illustrates the goals of the project, the robot prototype and the 3D simulator we built. It also reports on the results of experimental work in which distributed adaptive controllers are used to control a group of real, or simulated, robots so that they perform a variety of tasks which require cooperation and coordination.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Dorigo
    • 1
  • Elio Tuci
    • 1
  • Roderich Groß
    • 1
  • Vito Trianni
    • 1
  • Thomas Halva Labella
    • 1
  • Shervin Nouyan
    • 1
  • Christos Ampatzis
    • 1
  • Jean-Louis Deneubourg
    • 2
  • Gianluca Baldassarre
    • 3
  • Stefano Nolfi
    • 3
  • Francesco Mondada
    • 4
  • Dario Floreano
    • 4
  • Luca Maria Gambardella
    • 5
  1. 1.IRIDIAUniversité Libre de BruxellesBelgium
  2. 2.CENOLIUniversité Libre de BruxellesBelgium
  3. 3.Institute of Cognitive Science and TechnologyCNRRomeItaly
  4. 4.ASLÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneSwitzerland
  5. 5.IDSIALuganoSwitzerland

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