Current swarm robotics research at IRIDIA

Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract:  In the talk I will present some of the most promising research currently
ongoing in my AI and robotics lab at the Université libre de
Bruxelles. In particular, I will discuss ongoing research in three
directions: collective decision making, mergeable nervous systems, and
stigmergy-guided construction. In collective decision making, we study
how a swarm of robots can collectively choose the best among n possible
options. In mergeable nervous systems, we study how self-organisation
can be made more powerful as a tool to coordinate the activities of a
robot swarm by injecting some components of hierarchical control.
Finally, in stigmergy-guided construction, we study how a swarm of
robots can coordinate their actions to construct a structure by
exploiting stigmergic communication.