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2016 IEEE RAS Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems
6-10 June 2016 @ National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore
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The organizing committee will comprise members of NUS, A*STAR, and SUTD supported by the co-chairs of the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems:

Bryan Kian Hsiang Low
Assistant Professor > Dept. Computer Science > NUS
Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering > Carnegie Mellon University
Research interests: multi-robot/agent systems, machine learning, planning
Somchaya Liemhetcharat
Senior Engineer > Uber Advanced Technologies Center
Ph.D. Robotics > Carnegie Mellon University
Research interests: multi-robot/agent systems
Roland Bouffanais
Assistant Professor > SUTD
Ph.D. Science > Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
Research interests: multi-robot systems, theoretical & computational complexity science
Robert Fitch
Senior Research Fellow > ACFR > The University of Sydney
Ph.D. Computer Science > Dartmouth College
Research interests: autonomous field robotics
Lorenzo Sabattini
Assistant Professor > Dept. Sciences and Methods for Engineering > University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Ph.D. Control Systems and Operational Research > University of Bologna
Research interests: multi-robot systems, decentralized estimation & control, mobile robotics
Antonio Franchi
Permanent Researcher (CR1) > LAAS-CNRS
Ph.D. Control, Systems Theory, and Robotics > "La Sapienza" University of Rome
Research interests: multi-robot systems, autonomous systems and robotics
Nora Ayanian
Assistant Professor > Dept. Computer Science > University of Southern California
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering > University of Pennsylvania
Research interests: multi-robot systems, autonomous systems and robotics


David Hsu
Professor > Dept. Computer Science > NUS
Ph.D. Computer Science > Stanford University
Research interests: robotics, planning
Marcelo H. Ang, Jr.
Associate Professor > Dept. Mechanical Engineering > NUS
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering > University of Rochester
Research interests: robotics, mechatronics, and applications of intelligent systems methodologies

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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.