Event Title

Workshop 1C: An Introduction to Engineering Swarms

Session Number

Workshop 1C

Location

Grainger Lab (B131)

Start Date

28-4-2017 8:30 AM

End Date

28-4-2017 9:45 AM

Disciplines

Engineering

Abstract

Swarm engineering is a discipline which envisions the creation of engineered solutions to problems requiring multiple interacting agents. The field is vast, though historically it has focused on robotics and computer programming. It has applications in government, sociology, economics, business, and tangential applications to traditional science and theoretical research. Presentations given during part of the workshop will describe some of the work going on at IMSA around state-of-the-art tools being developed here to address swarm design problems and some of the problems we're investigating at the moment. These tools include theoretical tools and IMSA's own IMSAbot robotic platform under development in the Swarm Engineering Laboratory. As a way of getting a feel the complexity of designing a swarm, participants will generate a human swarm that solves a real-life swarm problem that we're investigating in theory and simulation. Participants will become the swarm elements and learn how their individual actions and interactions can generate a specific, desired global goal.

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Apr 28th, 8:30 AM Apr 28th, 9:45 AM

Workshop 1C: An Introduction to Engineering Swarms

Grainger Lab (B131)

Swarm engineering is a discipline which envisions the creation of engineered solutions to problems requiring multiple interacting agents. The field is vast, though historically it has focused on robotics and computer programming. It has applications in government, sociology, economics, business, and tangential applications to traditional science and theoretical research. Presentations given during part of the workshop will describe some of the work going on at IMSA around state-of-the-art tools being developed here to address swarm design problems and some of the problems we're investigating at the moment. These tools include theoretical tools and IMSA's own IMSAbot robotic platform under development in the Swarm Engineering Laboratory. As a way of getting a feel the complexity of designing a swarm, participants will generate a human swarm that solves a real-life swarm problem that we're investigating in theory and simulation. Participants will become the swarm elements and learn how their individual actions and interactions can generate a specific, desired global goal.