Distributed Robotics

Sheffield Robotics Kilobot Swarm

Distributed robotics is an interdisciplinary and rapidly growing area, combining research in computer science, communication and control systems, and electrical and mechanical engineering. Distributed robotic systems can autonomously solve complex problems while operating in highly unstructured real-world environments. They are expected to play a major role in addressing future societal needs, for example, by improving environmental impact assessment, food supply, transportation, manufacturing, security, and emergency and rescue services.

Multi-robot Systems
Reconfigurable Robots
Swarm Robotics

Xu Xu

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