The University of Sheffield Natural Robotics Lab
Self-Organised Aggregation without Computation

Occlusion-based cooperative transport with a swarm of miniature mobile robots

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  • 2019-11: Joao's paper on MHP pose control (with MIT) is presented at IROS 2019
  • 2019-09: Ed Bray (MEng, University of Cambridge) and Genki Miyauchi (MSci, King's College London) join as PhD students
  • 2019-08: Anil's paper on M-Blocks gathering (with MIT) is presented at MRS 2019
  • 2019-08: Federico's paper on soft-bodied modular robots (with UNIMORE) is presented at MRS 2019
  • 2019-06: Stefan Trenkwalder's paper on swarm communication will appear in Autonomous Robots
  • 2019-06: Stefan Balan (ACSE) joins as a SURE project student
  • 2019-05: Anil's and Isaac's papers on multi-robot coverage are presented at ICRA 2019
  • 2019-05: Isaac presents his work on task allocation (with iRobot) at AAMAS 2019
  • 2019-04: Yingyi's and Roopika's papers have been accepted at TAROS 2019
  • 2019-03: Isaac joins iRobot for a short-term research study
  • 2019-01: Roderich serves as an Editor for IROS 2019
  • 2018-10: Our paper Beyond local Nash equilibria for adversarial networks got accepted at BENELEARN 2018
  • 2018-10: Isaac presents his work on re-establishing communication at IROS 2018
  • 2018-10: Roderich joins CSAIL, MIT as a Visiting Scientist
  • 2018-09: Roderich gives a plenary talk at ERNSI 2018
  • 2018-09: Roopika Ravikanna (MSc Robbotics, Sheffield) joins us (sponsored by N8 AgriFood at York)
  • 2018-09: Roderich serves as an Associate Editor for ICRA 2019
  • 2018-07: N8 AgriFood funding awarded (Swarm robotics - revolutionising precision agriculture; led by Univ York)

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