Books 1. Marco Dorigo; Mauro Birattari; Christian Blum; Anders Lyhne Christensen; Andries P. Engelbrecht; Roderich Gross; Thomas StutzleANTS 2012 Special Issue BookSwarm Intelligence, 2013.BibTeX Book chapter 4. Tiago Rodrigues; Miguel Duarte; Margarida Figueiró; Vasco Costa; Sancho Moura Oliveira; Anders Lyhne ChristensenOvercoming Limited Onboard Sensing in Swarm Robotics through Local Communication IncollectionTransactions on Computational Collective Intelligence XX, 9420 , pp. 201–223, Springer, Berlin, […]
The sea represents one of Portugal’s main resources. Novel ways of exploring and exploiting maritime opportunities are of particular interest given the proposed expansion of Portugal’s continental shelf. Land-based and air-based swarm robotics systems have been subjected to an extensive study but, that reality does not hold true for swarms in an aquatic environments, mainly because it is an […]
Control of Aquatic Drones for Maritime Tasks (CORATAM) The sea represents one of Portugal’s main resources. Novel ways of exploring and exploiting maritime opportunities are of particular interest given the proposed expansion of Portugal’s continental shelf. Collectives of aquatic drones have the potential to take on essential tasks such as prospecting sites for aquaculture, environmental monitoring, sea life localization, […]
Anders Lyhne Christensen Senior Researcher Sancho Moura Oliveira Senior Researcher Miguel Duarte Post-doctoral Researcher Fernando Silva PhD Student Jorge Gomes PhD Student Gustavo Martins PhD Student Vasco Costa MSc Student Inês Mamede MSc Student Rita Ramos MSc Student Visiting students Alumni
On the 26th of July 2018, BioMachines Lab’s student Vasco Costa successfully defended his MSc thesis at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), entitled “Synthesis of formation control for an aquatic swarm robotics system”. The thesis was supervised by Prof. Anders Christensen and Prof. Sancho Oliveira, and Vasco achieved a grade of 19/20. The jury was composed […]
On June 29, 2017, Fernando Silva successfully defended his PhD thesis and received the highest distinction for his work on “Evolutionary Online Behaviour Learning and Adaptation in Robotic Systems”. The jury was composed of Prof. Nuno Lau from the University of Aveiro, Prof. Micael Couceiro from the University of Coimbra, Prof. Sara Madeira from FCUL, […]
On May 26, Jorge Gomes successfully defended his thesis “Novel Approaches to Cooperative Coevolution of Heterogeneous Multiagent Systems” and was awarded the PhD degree with the highest distinction. The jury was composed of Prof. Gusz Eiben from UV Amsterdam, Prof. Ernesto Costa from Coimbra University, Prof. João Marques da Silva from FCUL, Prof. Carlos Lourenço from FCUL, […]
Press Release Title: A Sea of RobotsSubtitle: Researchers develop a swarm of aquatic robots that learn to cooperate by themselves A team of researchers from the Institute of Telecommunications at University Institute of Lisbon and from University of Lisbon in Portugal are the first to demonstrate a swarm of intelligent aquatic surface robots in a real-world environment. […]
Our OceanSwarm project was featured on national TV program Sucesso.pt. The video can be found below.
After the first water tests on ISCTE and Campo Grande lakes, here are the some shots of the drones in the water. We were able to collect new information from sensors and propulsion systems, which will help us improve and model the drone in simulation.