IWINAC 2009 Special Session: Bio-inspired computation in cooperative multi-robot systems


Computational Intelligence Group, UPV/EHU

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Multi-robot systems are emerging as a new frontier in Robotics research, posing new challenges and offering new solutions to old problems. They are well situated for solving tasks that can be efficiently performed by teams of homogeneous or heterogeneous robots. Also they are appropriate for systems that deal with critical or dangerous tasks and could require some redundancy.

Multi-robot systems may be considered a particular case of multi-agent systems, so they are collections of interacting and cooperating autonomous agents, in this case with physical embodiment, that impose restrictions on what they can do and how they interact with the environment.

This special session focuses on theoretical topics such as heterogeneous and modular robot architectures, multi-robot team coordination, inter-robot communications, self-organizing robot teams and also on its applications to multi-robot systems from a general framework of bio-inspired computation and engineering such as evolutionary computation, adaptive learning systems, artificial neural networks, reasoning based on fuzzy systems, and other biological inspired systems.

We request contributions to the above mentioned topics, dealing with the theoretical aspects of this kind of systems. Papers devoted to practical issues or presenting applications are equally welcome, as the main purpose of this workshop is to promote the exchange of ideas, approaches and experiences in this exciting field.

Topics of Interest

  • Heterogeneous and modular robot architectures.
  • Heterogeneous multirobot team coordination.
  • Cooperation hierarchies.
  • Cooperative multirobot exploration.
  • Mobile robot teams in industrial environments.
  • Reactive distributed behavioral teams.
  • Perception based control: visual servoing and SLAM
  • Multiagent strategies for multirobot systems

Paper Submision

All papers must be submitted in electronic form (Word format). Papers should ideally not exceed 8 pages and should comply with the format of LNCS/LNAI proceedings (see Information for LNCS Authors - Springer Website).

Important Dates

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Program Comitee

  • Alicia d'Anjou (UPV/EHU)
  • José Antonio Becerra (UDC)
  • Francisco Bellas (UDC)
  • Enric Cervera (UJI)
  • Gamini Dissanayake (University of Technology, Sydney)
  • Marco Dorigo (Universite' Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Richard Duro (UDC)
  • Zelmar Echegoyen (I.S.A.R. Komat S.L.)
  • Manuel Ferre (UPM)
  • Manuel Graña (UPV/EHU)
  • Javier de Lope (UPM)
  • Jose Manuel Lopez-Guede (UPV/EHU)
  • Dario Maraval (UPM)
  • Angel Pascual del Pobil (UJI)
  • Ivan Villaverde (UPV/EHU)
  • Ekaitz Zulueta (UPV/EHU)

Accepted Papers

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