Welcome to NEST lab!
Novel Engineering for Swarm Technologies
What is NEST Lab?
Robot swarms are complex and weird machines. A robot swarm is a distributed system, with a constantly changing communication topology, populated by a large number of individuals that act in the physical space. Robot swarms must react intelligently to environmental stimuli and interact with humans in a friendly manner. At NEST, we study how to best express swarm algorithms, how to make swarms aware of their internal state and the environment, and how to prevent the robocalipse.
- Mar 7, 2017 » Nathalie Majcherczyk awarded the first WPI PhD Global Research Scholarship. Nathalie will use this scholarship to visit MIST Lab in Montreal.
- Feb 24, 2017 » WPI undergrad Sierra T. Palmer nominated Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholar. Sierra will use this scholarship to join NEST Lab over the summer.
- Nov 16, 2016 » Tutorial proposal about Buzz accepted at ICRA2017.
- Nov 9, 2016 » Talk about paper Decentralized Progressive Shape Formation with Robot Swarms at DARS2016.
- Oct 29-30, 2016 » Buzz demo at NERC2016.
- Oct 12, 2016 » Talk about Buzz at IROS2016.
- Sep 28, 2016 » Paper Swarm-Oriented Programming of Distributed Robot Networks to appear on the IEEE Computer Magazine.