Swarm Engineering across Scales: from Robots to Nanomedicine

5:00pm - 7:30pm / Wednesday 26th June 2019 / Venue: Victoria Gallery & Museum
Type: Lecture / Category: Department
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We are delighted to have Professor Sabine Hauert, from the University of Bristol, delivering the fourth in a series of annual public lectures at this evening event.

Swarm engineering allows us to design self-organised systems that work in large numbers (>1000), and at small scales (<1 cm). Swarm strategies are either inspired from nature (ant colonies, fish shoals, bird flocks, cellular systems) or are automatically discovered using machine learning and crowdsourcing. Demonstrated applications range from the deployment of swarms of flying robots to create outdoor communication networks, or the use of 1000 coin-sized robots to form structures and explore the environment, to the design of nanoparticles and synthetic bacteria for biomedical applications.

Refreshments will be served 5.00-6.00 pm in the VGM cafe, lecture to be held 6.00-7.30 pm in the Leggate Theatre.