World's Largest Swarm of Miniature Robot Submarines - IEEE Spectrum
'Forty one tiny robot submarines is a lot of tiny robot submarines. It’s so many, in fact, that controlling them individually doesn’t make sense, and the only way to go is to give them levels of swarm intelligence, so that each individual robot can take care of itself while the swarm as a whole completes an objective.
The CoCoRo (Collective Cognitive Robotics) Project, sponsored by the European Commission, has been working with a heterogeneous swarm of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) since 2011 ...
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'The CoCoRo project aims to create an autonomous swarm of interacting, cognitive robots. CoCoRo will develop a swarm of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) that are able to interact with each other and which can balance tasks. Focal tasks of the CoCoRo-swarms are:
ecological monitoring, searching, maintaining, exploring and harvesting resources in underwater habitats.
- Generating small autonomous underwater vehicles that are able to organize themselves with local neighbours.
- Generating robust swarming motion principles that work also in natural, noisy and dynamic environments.
- Generating swarm-level cognition within such an underwater swarm.
- Comparing the achieved level of global cognition to biological reference organisms.
- Developing cognition-based mechanisms that allow long-term survivability of systems.
- Taking an interdisciplinary approach to address collective cognition and self-awareness issues.
- Developing novel autonomic systems capable of swarm-level