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Thursday Morning Talk - Science of Intelligence (SCIoI): Practical challenges in formation control and mobile robot swarms by Hector Garcia de Marina (University of Granada)

Apr 11, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Robot swarms have the potential to assist us with simpler logistics in persistent missions involving vast scenarios. Robot swarms also promise added resilience to complete their objectives despite unforeseen difficulties. However, current demonstrations of swarm technology in unstructured environments only count on single-digit individuals. That is farther from what one would expect from the huge scaling potential of a swarm. What are the bottlenecks then?

In this talk, I will present some practical challenges that mobile robot swarms face in fundamental tasks, e.g., the control of specific geometry parameters during a swarm deployment, also known as formation control. As an application of higher-level tasks leveraging formation control, we will see the coordination of robots while tracking paths and the source-seeking of scalar fields.

I will also focus on onboard imperfections and how they are responsible for non-designed emergent behavior. Nevertheless, I will show some hidden opportunities within the imperfections that could assist us with practical deployments.

This talk will take place in English at SCIoI.

The Cluster of Excellence ”Science of Intelligence (SCIoI)” is part of the Berlin University Alliance‘s Excellence Strategy.

The event is addressed to researchers, scientists, science interested people, general public

More information: https://www.scienceofintelligence.de/event/thursday-morning-talk-hector-garcia-de-marina/

Time & Location

Apr 11, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

MAR Building, Marchstraße 23, 10587 Berlin
Room: MAR 2.057

Further Information

Maria Ott, Press + Communication Officer, Science of Intelligence (SCIoI), Technische Universität Berlin, Email address: maria.ott@scioi.de