Workshops

2018:

Swarms: From Biology to Robotics and Back at ICRA 2018

May 2018: Workshop bringing together roboticists and biologists interested in swarm behavior. Topics include swarm robotics and multi-robot systems, animal collectives, self-organization, self-assembly, self-repair, modular reconfigurable systems, programmable matter, smart materials, amorphous computing, social systems and mixed animal-robot societies, human-swarm interaction, and distributed evolutionary and collaborative systems.

Distributed, Collective Computation in Biological and Artificial Systems

March 2018: Janelia workshop focused on how distributed computation occurs in neural networks, between cells and social insects, robot collectives, and neural nets. Co-organized with Prof. Iain Couzin, MPI, and Prof. Shaul Druckmann, Janelia. (Conference Book)

Multi-Robot Mini Symposium

March 2018: This Multi-Robot Mini Symposium is organized by Kirstin Petersen in conjunction with the Cornell Robotics Seminar and will feature a series of brief talks by students and professors related to recent work on Multi-Robot/Swarm Robotics research. The goal is to identify and inspire new ideas among the multi-robot community at Cornell. Please find Speaker list here.

 

2016:

Assembly and Coordination across the Scales

June 2016: Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems funded workshop, covering multi-unit systems and their control spanning bacteria and cell biology, chemistry, social insects, and robotics. Co-organized with MPI Group Leaders Alex Sprowitz and Hakan Ceylan.

Swarmbot Assemblages at Smart Geometry

April 2016: Workshop held at the Smart Geometry Conference in Sweden, concerning construction of emergent structures in 2D by physically intelligent robots. This workshop was primarily for architects. Co-organized with Petra Jenning, FOJAB arkitekter, Sweden. Expert: Prof. Nils Napp, University at Buffalo.

North East Robotics Colloquium (NERC) 2013

October 2013: 2nd annual Northeast Robotics Colloquium at Harvard University with more than 200 participants. Co-organizers: Karthik Danthu, University at Buffalo, and Richard Moore, SINTEF ICT, Yigit Menguc, Oculus, and Daniel Vogt, Harvard.