Springer Complexity Book “Design & Control of Swarm Dynamics” by R. Bouffanais has been published

After several months of hard work, I’m very pleased to announce the Springer-Book-197x300publication of my latest book titled “Design and Control of Swarm Dynamics” by Springer, as part of its Complexity Series.

If you have an institutional access to Springerlink.com, you should normally have a free access to it. Alternatively, you can buy the e-print or print version from amazon.com: http://amzn.com/B016RJGT6Q

Happy reading!

Check out our fully decentralized swarm of robots performing a collective search and exploration!

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This video shows a fully decentralized swarm of robots (10 units) performing a collective search and exploration. The target objective to be found is the light source (lamp in the bottom left corner) and the swarm has to deal with a completely unknown environment (with multiple obstacles).

All communications and computations are performed at the robot level in a fully decentralized fashion. This swarm of robots is highly robust to the failure of multiple units, and shows high levels of flexibility in dealing with changing environments (including dynamic ones).

This work was carried out in the frame of a research project jointly led by Prof. Erik Wilhelm (PI – MEC) and Prof. Roland Bouffanais (PI – ACG). The system shown in this video was developed by Dr. Mohammadreza Chamambaz and Dr. David Mateo at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Funding from the TL@SUTD is gratefully acknowledged.

One of our manuscript was just accepted for publication in Network Science

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Variations of the algebraic connectivity as a function of the Shortest Path (SP) and Clustering Coefficient (CC) of various swarm signaling networks: Modified Holme & Kim (MHK) model and Watts & Strogatz (WS) model.

Our manuscript titled “Interplay between signaling network design and swarm dynamics” by A. Sekunda, M. Komareji & R. Bouffanais has just been accepted for publication in Network Science