Robotica di sciame: una rassegna bibliografica

Translated title of the contribution: Swarm robotics: a review

M. Brambilla, E. Ferrante, A. Prina, M. Birattari, M. Dorigo

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Swarm robotics is an approach to collective robotics that takes inspiration from the self-organized behaviors of social animals. Through simple rules and local interactions, swarm robotics aims at designing robust, scalable, and flexible collective behaviors for the coordination of large numbers of robots. In this paper, we analyze the literature from the point of view of swarm engineering: we focus mainly on ideas and concepts that contribute to the advancement of swarm robotics as an engineering field and that could be relevant to tackle real-world applications. We propose two taxonomies: in the first taxonomy, we classify works that deal with design and analysis methods; in the second taxonomy, we classify works according to the collective behavior studied. We conclude with a discussion of the current limits of swarm robotics as an engineering discipline and with suggestions for future research directions.
Translated title of the contributionSwarm robotics: a review
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)465-494
Number of pages30
JournalSistemi Intelligenti
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


  • Swarm Robotics
  • Review
  • Swarm Engineering


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