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  • lun

    Designing swarms of autonomous mini or micro-drones able to self-organize, sense their environment, coordinate their movements and cooperate to perform collective tasks in real-world situations such as monitoring forest fires and rescuing in emergency situations (e.g.: flooding or earthquake), is a major challenge in collective robotics. This problem has been tackled from different perspectives in many research fields that often follow different strategies and objectives. In quantitative and computational ethology, recent advances in the study of collective motion and information processing in animal groups such as swarms of insects, schools of fish or flocks of birds has offered new sources of inspiration to design distributed control algorithms for swarms of drones. In these animal groups simple social interactions facilitate the transfer of information between individuals and their ability to quickly respond to changes in the environment. Could these interactions be embodied in artificial swarms and be used to generate adaptive collective behaviors? In computer science, a major challenge resides in the provision of robust and truly decentralized control of a swarm at different levels in the architecture. Micro-drones are unreliable at individual scale, due to low resources and harsh running conditions. Yet, the inherent redundancy of the swarm is an opportunity to provide resilient swarm services. In collective robotics, a crucial issue is the relative perception problem when it comes to implementing flying swarms in real life. Handling a swarm with a global infrastructure (GPS, global communication) is not a suitable solution when envisioning swarms of hundreds or thousands of drones. Scalability of swarms can only be attained through the use of robot-to-robot perception that has to be both reliable and fast to allow as agile maneuvers as is attained by flocks of birds or schools of fish.

    This workshop is intended to promote an interdisciplinary approach of distributed control and adaptive collective behavior in swarms of drones and to favor cross-disciplinary interactions between various communities: quantitative ethology, computer science, information technologies, collective and swarm robotics and statistical physics. In particular we intend to discuss the following topics:

    1) Control of swarms: adaptation, decentralized decision and local implementation;

    2) Mastering uncertainty in swarms: local/global perception, pattern formation and evolution;

    3) Multi-level robustness of swarms: robust local control, fault-tolerant coordination and consistency of global planning.

    The worshop will take place at the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole and is supported by The Fondation de Coopération Scientifique Sciences et Technologies pour l’Aéronautique et l’Espace (http://www.fondation-stae.net/) and by the Toulouse Institute for Complex Systems Studies (https://xsys.fr/).



    Frédéric Amblard – Toulouse Institute of Computer Science Research, CNRS & University Toulouse 1 Capitole

    Bertrand Jouve – FRAMESPA & Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse, CNRS & University of Toulouse

    Céline Parzani – Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile

    Matthieu Roy – Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes, CNRS

    Stéphane Sanchez – Institut de Recherches en Informatique de Toulouse, CNRS & Université Toulouse 1 Capitole

    Guy Theraulaz – Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse, France



    Liste des invités extérieurs

    Spring Berman, Autonomous Collective Systems Laboratory, Arizona State University, Tempe


    Marco Dorigo, IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium


    Eliseo Ferrante, Laboratory of Socioecology and Social Evolution, Zoological Institute, Leuven, Belgium


    Evert Haasdijk, Vrije Universiteit, Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen, Amsterdam, Netherlands,


    Gábor Vásárhelyi, ELTE Department of Biological Physics


    Stéphane Viollet, Institut des Sciences du Mouvement Etienne-Jules Marey, CNRS & Aix-Marseille Université,

    Faculté des Sciences du Sport, Marseille, France (http://www.ism.univ-amu.fr/spip.php?rubrique34&lang=fr


    Liste des invités locaux

    Antonio Franchi, Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architecture des Systèmes, 31400 Toulouse, France


    Stéphane Puechmorel, Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile, 31055 Toulouse Cedex, France


    Daniel Delahaye, Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile, 31055 Toulouse Cedex, France


    Nicolas Schneider, Airbus, Campus Engineering D42, 18 rue Marius Terce, 31300 Toulouse

    Nicolas Lassabe, Artilect FabLab Toulouse


    Clément Sire, Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, CNRS & Université de Toulouse (UPS), Toulouse, France


  • ven


    La prochaine réunion du COmité de PILotage de l'Institut d'Etudes des Systèmes Complexes de Toulouse (XSYS) se tiendra :
    Le vendredi 30 juin 2017 de 14H à 16H30 à la Maison de la Recherche et de la Valorisation de l'Université de Toulouse.