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-<​html><​center></​html>​ +======= Welcome to the Novel Engineering for Swarm Technologies ​Lab! ======= 
-====== Welcome to NEST lab! ====== + 
-===== Novel Engineering for Swarm Technologies ===== +We conduct research on [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swarm_robotics|swarm robotics]], including **coordination algorithms**,​ **software engineering**,​ and **human-swarm interaction.**
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-Robot swarms are complex and weird machinesA robot swarm is a distributed systemwith a constantly changing communication topologypopulated by a large number of that act in the physical space. Robot swarms must react intelligently to environmental stimuli ​and interact with humans in friendly mannerAt 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+  ​</div
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-<​html><​center></html+ProfsJing XiaoMarko Popovic, Jie Fu, and Carlo Pinciroli are lead and co-PIs on new [[https://​www.nsf.gov/​awardsearch/​showAward?​AWD_ID=1939061|NSF award "Phase II I/UCRC WPI: Center for Robots ​and Sensors for the Human Well-Being"​]]
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-  ​* **Sep 19, 2018 >>** The paper //Decentralized Progressive Shape Formation with Robot Swarms// by Guannan Li, David St-Onge, Carlo Pinciroli, Andrea Gasparri, Emanuele Garone, and Giovanni Beltrame was accepted at the [[https://www.springer.com/engineering/control/​journal/​10514|Autonomous Robots journal]]. +</div
-  ​* **Sep 3, 2018 >>** The paper //A Gamification Concept for Teaching Swarm Robotics// by Heiko Hamann, Carlo Pinciroli, and Sebastian von Mammen was accepted at the [[http://​ewme2018.iti.uni-luebeck.de/​|12th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education (EWME 2018)]]. +</html> 
-  ​* **Aug 30, 2018 >>** Nathalie Majcherczyk received a //IROS Student and Developing Countries ​(SDCTravel Award// to attend ​[[https://​www.iros2018.org/|IROS 2018]] in Madrid and present her paper. + 
-  * **Jul 24, 2018 >>** The paper //​Decentralized Connectivity-Preserving Deployment of Large-Scale Robot Swarms// by Nathalie Majcherczyk,​ Adhavan Jayabalan, Giovanni Beltrame, and Carlo Pinciroli was accepted at [[https://​www.iros2018.org/|IROS 2018]]. +<html> 
-  ​* **Jul 24, 2018 >>** The paper //Circle Formation with Computation-Free Robots Shows Emergent Behavioral Structure// by David St-OngeCarlo Pinciroli, and Giovanni Beltrame was accepted at [[https://www.iros2018.org/|IROS 2018]]. +<div class="​media"​
-  ​* **Jun 14,​2018 ​>>** The paper //Simulating Kilobots within ARGoSModels and Experimental Validation// by Carlo Pinciroli, Mohamed Salaheddine Talamali, Andreagiovanni Reina, James AR. Marshall, and Vito Trianni was accepted at the [[http://www.swarm-intelligence.eu/​ants2018/|11th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2018)]]. +  <​div class="​media-left media-top">​ 
-  ​* **Jun 14, 2018 >>** The paper //Simulating Multi-Robot Construction in ARGoS// by Michael ​Allwright, Carlo Pinciroli, Navneet Bhalla, and Marco Dorigo was accepted at the [[http://www.swarm-intelligence.eu/ants2018/|11th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2018)]].+    <span class="​glyphicon glyphicon-usd"​ aria-hidden="​true"​></span> 
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 +    <h4 class="​media-heading"​>Amazon Robotics Grant (August 1, 2019)</h4> 
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 +NEST Lab received a grant from [[https://amazonrobotics.com/#/|Amazon Robotics]] for a project on federated learning for robot swarms. 
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 +NEST Lab received a gift from [[https://​www.mathworks.com/|MathWorks]] for a project on multi-robot visual programming in [[https://​www.mathworks.com/products/​simulink.html|Simulink]]. 
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 +NEST Lab received a grant from mRobot TechnologiesShangai for a project on navigation ​and coordination of multiple robots. 
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 +    <h4 class="​media-heading">​SwarmMeshA Distributed Data Structure for Cooperative Multi-Robot Applications<​/h4> 
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 +Nathalie Majcherczyk, ​Carlo Pinciroli. [[https://icra2020.org/|ICRA 2020]]. 
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 +Peter Mitrano, Jordan Burklund, ​Michael ​Giancola, Carlo Pinciroli[[https://robotics.cs.rutgers.edu/mrs2019/|MRS 2019]]. 
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 +Jayam Patel, Xu Yicong, Carlo Pinciroli. [[https://​icra2019.org/​|ICRA 2019]].
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 +Luca Carlone, Carlo Pinciroli. [[https://​icra2019.org/​|ICRA 2019]].
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-  * **Apr 16, 2018 >>** Nathalie Majcherczyk received an //​Inclusion@RSS//​ travel grant to attend [[http://​www.roboticsconference.org/​|RSS]] 2018 in Pittsburgh and present a poster about her work. +</panel
-  * **May 07, 2018 >>** Nathalie Majcherczyk will be joining Amazon Robotics [[amazonrobotics.com|Amazon Robotics]]for a summer internship. +</col>
-  * **Mar 27, 2018 >>** Nathalie Majcherczyk received an //WPI Graduate Student// travel grant to attend [[https://​www.iros2018.org/​|IROS 2018]] in Madrid and present her paper. +
-  * **Mar 6, 2018 >>** The paper //​Engineering Safety in Swarm Robotics// by Giovanni Beltrame, Ettore Merlo, Jacopo Panerati, and Carlo Pinciroli was accepted at the [[https://​sselab.de/​lab9/​public/​wiki/​RoSE18/​index.php?​title=Main_Page|1st International Workshop on Robotics Software Engineering (RoSE 2018)]]. +
-  * **Jan 12, 2018 >>** The paper //From Swarms to Stars: Task Coverage in Robot Swarms with Connectivity Constraints//​ by Jacopo Panerati, Luca Gianoli, Carlo Pinciroli, Abdo Shabah, Gabriela Nicolescu, and Giovanni Beltrame was accepted for publication at [[http://​icra2018.org/​|ICRA 2018]]. +
-  * **Aug 14, 2017 >>** [[https://​youtu.be/​JnXO-SaDr18|Worcester Channel 3 coverage]] of research at NEST Lab. +
-  * **Aug 8, 2017 >>** [[https://​www.wpi.edu/​news/​taking-world-swarm?​utm_source=WPI&​utm_medium=Link&​utm_content=Swarm|Article of WPI Today]] about research at NEST Lab. +
-  * **May 29, 2017 >>** [[http://​the.swarming.buzz/​ICRA2017/​|Tutorial]] about [[http://​the.swarming.buzz/​|Buzz]] at [[http://​www.icra2017.org/​|ICRA2017]]. +
-  * **Apr 5, 2017 >>** WPI undergrad Brandon M. Sanders awarded a [[https://​www.wpi.edu/​research/​student/​undergraduate/​summer-undergraduate-research-fellowships|Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship]]. Brandon will use this scholarship to join NEST Lab over the summer. +
-  * **Mar 7, 2017 >>** Nathalie Majcherczyk awarded the first [[https://​www.wpi.edu/​academics/​graduate/​funding-opportunities/​phd-global-research-award|WPI PhD Global Research Scholarship]]. Nathalie will use this scholarship to visit [[http://​www.mistlab.ca/​|MIST Lab]] in Montreal over the summer. +
-  * **Feb 24, 2017 >>** WPI undergrad Sierra T. Palmer nominated [[http://​www.hluce.org/​cblprogram.aspx|Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholar]]. Sierra will use this scholarship to join NEST Lab over the summer. +
-  * **Nov 16, 2016 >>** Tutorial proposal about [[http://​the.swarming.buzz/​|Buzz]] accepted at [[http://​www.icra2017.org/​|ICRA2017]]. +
-  * **Nov 9, 2016 >>** Talk about paper //​Decentralized Progressive Shape Formation with Robot Swarms// at [[http://​www.dars2016.org/​|DARS2016]]. +
-  * **Oct 29-30, 2016 >>** [[http://​the.swarming.buzz/​|Buzz]] demo at [[http://​northeastrobotics.org/​NERC2016.html|NERC2016]]. +
-  * **Oct 12, 2016 >>** Talk about [[http://​the.swarming.buzz/​|Buzz]] at [[http://​www.iros2016.org/​|IROS2016]]. +
-  * **Sep 28, 2016 >>** Paper //​Swarm-Oriented Programming of Distributed Robot Networks// to appear on the [[https://​www.computer.org/​computer-magazine/​|IEEE Computer Magazine]].+
  
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