[robotics-worldwide] [journals][CfP] Special Issue on "Recent Advances in Swarm Robotics" in Applied Sciences

Álvaro Gutiérrez aguti at etsit.upm.es
Mon Dec 2 00:58:13 PST 2019

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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - Full manuscript - **July 15, 2020**

Special Issue on  "Recent Advances in Swarm Robotics" in Applied Sciences


Dear Colleagues,

Swarm robotics research has been present for some decades, providing 
nature-inspired algorithms in swarms of robots. During this time, many 
different algorithms have focused on specific tasks, such as 
coordination, cooperation, organization, division of lab·or, or task 
allocation among others. However, not many of those works have addressed 
the problem of unifying base algorithms that could lay the groundwork of 
high-level behaviors.

This special issue aims to provide research work on base algorithms for 
the emergence of complex swarm robotics behaviors, providing novel 
solutions and discussions for future trends in the field. Local, 
situated, and embodied communication, as well as stigmergy, have a 
special role in laying the foundations of these algorithms.

The topics of interest of the special issue include, but are not limited 
to the following:

- Distributed communication
- Dynamic task allocation
- Aggregation
- Pattern formation
- Collective movement
- Division of labor
- Leadership paradigms
- Clustering
- Self-organization
- Cooperative control
- Distributed sensing
- Distributed action
- Distributed localization
- Object localization
- Swarm synchronization
- Fault tolerance

Álvaro Gutiérrez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

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