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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.

Latest news

  • 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.