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Pietro S. Oliveto, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Self-organizing Robot Swarms
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

 

Keynote Lecture

Pietro Oliveto
University of Sheffield
United Kingdom
 

Brief Bio
Pietro Oliveto is a Senior Lecturer in the Algorithms group and leader of the 'Rigourous Runtime Analysis of Bio-inspired Computing' project team. He received the Laurea degree and PhD degree in computer science respectively from the University of Catania, Italy in 2005 and from the University of Birmingham, UK in 2009. From October 2007 to April 2008, he was a visiting researcher of the Efficient Algorithms and Complexity Theory Institute at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Dortmund where he collaborated with Prof. Ingo Wegener's research group. From 2009 to 2010 he was a Research Fellow at Birmingham funded by EPSRC under the PhD+ funding scheme. From 2010 to 2013 he was an EPSRC funded Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, UK. In October 2013 he moved to Sheffield where he was appointed Vice-Chancellor's Fellow in the department of Computer Science. Since March 2015 he is an EPSRC Early Career Fellow. Other professional activities and achievements: Steering Committee of the workshop on Theory of Randomized Search Heuristics (ThRaSH) Member of the EPSRC Review College Member of ACM Senior Member of IEEE Member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Technical Committee on Evolutionary Computation Chair of the IEEE CIS Force on Theory of Bio-inspired Computation


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Self-organizing Robot Swarms

Marco Dorigo
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Belgium
 

Brief Bio
Marco Dorigo received his PhD in electronic engineering in 1992 from Politecnico di Milano. From 1992 to 1993, he was a research fellow at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA. Since 1993, he is at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) where in 1996 became a tenured researcher of the F.R.S.-FNRS, the Belgian National Funds for Scientific Research. Between June 2011 and December 2014 he was a full professor of computer science at Paderborn University, Germany. He is now co-director of IRIDIA, the artificial intelligence laboratory of the ULB. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Swarm Intelligence, and associate editor or member of the editorial board of many journals on computational intelligence and adaptive systems. Dr. Dorigo is a Fellow of AAAI, EurAI and IEEE. He was awarded the Italian Prize for Artificial Intelligence in 1996, the Marie Curie Excellence Award in 2003, the F.R.S.-FNRS Quinquennal award in applied sciences in 2005, the Cajastur International Prize for Soft Computing in 2007, an ERC Advanced Grant in 2010, the IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award in 2015, and the IEEE Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award, in 2016.


Abstract
I will present recent research in swarm robotics where swarms of autonomous robots self-organize to perform tasks that go beyond the capabilities of the single robots in the swarm. white none repeat scroll.
In the talk, I will overview research in swarm robotics done in my research lab, IRIDIA, at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
I will first present results obtained with homogeneous and heterogeneous swarms of robots that cooperate both physically and logically to perform a number of different tasks.
I will then present recent work on collective decision making, on collective construction, and on the self-organised formation of hierarchical control structures in a robot swarm.



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