We are the bio-inspired computation and intelligent machines lab (or BioMachines Lab for short). We are part of the associated research lab, Institute of Telecommunications, University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), and University of Lisbon. We are passionate about autonomous robots and artificial intelligence, and in particular:

  • Collective intelligence
  • Automatic synthesis of control
  • Evolutionary computation
  • Self-assembly
  • Fault tolerance

…and we are studying how to exploit the unique capabilities of machines to build entirely new types of collective systems.

We are partly supported by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) Portugal under grants PEst-OE/EEI/LA0008/2013, EXPL/ EEI-AUT/0329/2013 and UID/EEA/50008/2013.