Swarm robotics is a new approach to coordinate the behaviours of large number of relatively simple robots in decentralised manner.
This project uses probabilistic modelling technique to understand the impact of individual control parameters on the swarm behaviours, and thus to optimise the controller design.
This EU FP7 funded project is investigating novel principles of behaviour, adaptation and learning for self-assembling robot "organisms" based on artificial evolution and evolutionary computational approaches.
A profound question that transcends disciplinary boundaries is "how can culture emerge and evolve as a novel property in groups of social animals?"
euRathlon is a new outdoor robotics competition, which will invite teams to test the intelligence and autonomy of their robots in realistic mock emergency-response scenarios.
In the next 20 years, we expect to see autonomous vehicles, aircraft, robots, devices, swarms, and software, all of which will (and must) be able to make their own decisions without human intervention.
- Project leader:
Prof Alan Winfield
- Research associate:
Dr Wenguo Liu
- PhD Student: