[meetings] Workshop "Swarm Robotics - Pushing the State of the Art" - Rome, October 25-26 2018

Vito Trianni
 

Swarm Robotics - Pushing the State of the Art
October 25-26 2018
Rome, Italy

http://laral.istc.cnr.it/swarm_robotics_2018/


— Description —
Swarm robotics is the domain of robotics that deals with large groups of robots that coordinately and cooperatively accomplish a task.
Inspired by natural self-organising systems like ant colonies, fish schools or bird flocks, the goal of swarm robotics research is to deploy complex robotics systems that present robustness to faults, scalability to different group sizes, flexibility of the displayed behaviour and adaptivity to environmental changes.
The problems faced by swarm robotics concerns mainly the analysis of complex systems formed by a multitude of interacting units, the design of individual level rules leading to desired collective behaviours, and the application of the lessons learned in lab research to real-world domains. The workshop will discuss cutting-edge research in all these directions thanks to a great assembly of invited speakers, and will represent a unique place where to trace the future of this research field beyond the state of the art.

— Participation —
Presentations at the workshop will be given by invited speakers only (see the program below).
Participation to the workshop is limited to a very small number of attendees, on a first-come-first-served basis, upon payment of a registration fee of €150,00 to cover organisation costs. The interested attendees should fill in the registration form (https://goo.gl/forms/D3sDx7IGsdSLsvgI3) to indiciate their interest. Instructions for the payment of the registration fee (by credit card or bank transfer) will be communicated to the selected attendees. Participation to the workshop is secured upon reception of the payment.

— Location —
The workshop will take place at the Hotel Nord Nuova Roma (http://www.hotelnordnuovaroma.it/en/), very close to the Termini station in central Rome. The workshop is co-located with ANTS 2018, the Eleventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (Rome, October 29-31, 2018 — http://swarm-intelligence.eu/ants2018/), providing a unique occasion for discussing the cutting-edge research performed in the swarm robotics domain.

— Program —
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Session I: Biological foundations
9:00 - 9:15 Opening Talk
9:15 - 10:00 Andrew King
10:00 - 10:30 James Herbert-Read
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 Guy Theraulaz
11:30 - 12:00 Asja Jelic
12:00 - 12:30 Ofer Feinerman
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch break

Session II: Analysis tools
13:45 - 14:30 Clement Sire
14:30 - 15:00 Arianna Bottinelli
15:00 - 15:30 Andrea Perna
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 16:30 James A. R. Marshall
16:30 - 17:00 Mieke Massink
17:00 - 17:30 Ira Schwartz

Friday, October 26, 2018
Session III: Design methods
9:15 - 10:00 Mauro Birattari
10:00 - 10:30 Anders Lyhne Christensen
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 Heiko Hamann
11:30 - 12:00 Marco Dorigo
12:00 - 12:30 Danesh Tarapore
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch break

Session IV: Towards real world applications
13:45 - 14:30 Metin Sitti
14:30 - 15:00 Spring Berman
15:00 - 15:30 Wafa Johal
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 16:30 Vito Trianni
16:30 - 17:00 Guido de Croon
17:00 - 18:00 Closing discussion Moderated by Nicola Nosengo


— Organising Committee —
Marco Dorigo, IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium — http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~mdorigo/HomePageDorigo/
Guy Theraulaz, CRCA, CNRS UMR 5169, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France — http://cognition.ups-tlse.fr/spip.php?article182&lang=en
Vito Trianni, ISTC, National Research Council, Rome, Italy — http://laral.istc.cnr.it/trianni/

— Funding —
The workshop organisation is supported by the Office of Naval Research Global, under grant agreement ONRG-CSP-N62909-18-1-2156.


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ISTC-CNR http://www.istc.cnr.it/people/vito-trianni
Via San Martino della Battaglia 44 Tel: +39 06 44595277
00185 Roma Fax: +39 06 44595243
Italy
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