Publications

2015
Alexander Scheidler, Arne Brutschy, Eliseo Ferrante and Marco Dorigo: The k-Unanimity Rule for Self-Organized Decision Making in Swarms of Robots. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. Vol 46 (5), pp. 1175-1188 [bib] [doi]
Nithin Mathews, Gabriele Valentini, Anders Lyhne Christensen, Rehan O'Grady, Arne Brutschy and Marco Dorigo: Spatially Targeted Communication in Decentralized Multirobot Systems. Autonomous Robots. Vol 38 (4), pp. 439-457 [bib] [doi]
Arne Brutschy, Lorenzo Garattoni, Manuele Brambilla, Gianpiero Francesca, Giovanni Pini, Marco Dorigo and Mauro Birattari: The TAM: abstracting complex tasks in swarm robotics research. Swarm Intelligence. Vol 9 (1), pp. 1-22 [bib] [doi]
2014
Manuele Brambilla, Arne Brutschy, Marco Dorigo, and Mauro Birattari: Property-driven design for robot swarms: A design method based on prescriptive modeling and model checking. ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems. Vol. 9 (4), pp. 17:1-17:28 [bib] [doi]
Gianpiero Francesca, Manuele Brambilla, Arne Brutschy, Vito Trianni, and Mauro Birattari: AutoMoDe: A novel approach to the automatic design of control software for robot swarms. Swarm Intelligence. Vol. 8 (2), pp. 89-112 [bib] [doi]
Arne Brutschy: Enabling research on complex tasks in swarm robotics: Novel conceptual and practical tools. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. (Ph.D. thesis) [pdf] [bib]
Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Alexander Scheidler, Marco Dorigo, and Mauro Birattari.: Task Partitioning in a Robot Swarm: Retrieving Objects by Transferring Them Directly Between Sequential Sub-tasks. Artifical Life. Vol. 20 (3), pp. 291-317 [bib] [doi]
Manuel Castillo-Cagigal, Arne Brutschy, Alvaro Gutierrez, and Mauro Birattari: Temporal task allocation in periodic environments: An approach based on synchronization. Swarm Intelligence, 9th International Conference, ANTS 2014. Proceedings. LNCS 8667, pp. 182-193. Springer, Berlin, Germany. [bib] [doi]
Arne Brutschy, Giovanni Pini, Carlo Pinciroli, Mauro Birattari, and Marco Dorigo.: Self-organized task allocation to sequentially interdependent tasks in swarm robotics. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. Vol. 28 (1), pp. 101-125 [bib] [doi]
Gianpiero Francesca, Manuele Brambilla, Arne Brutschy, Lorenzo Garattoni, Roman Miletitch, Gaetan Podevijn, Andreagiovanni Reina, Touraj Soleymani, Mattia Salvaro, Carlo Pinciroli, Vito Trianni, and Mauro Biratti: An Experiment in Automatic Design of Robot Swarms: AutoMoDe-Vanilla, EvoStick, and human experts. Swarm Intelligence, 9th International Conference, ANTS 2014. Proceedings. LNCS 8667, pp. 25-37. Springer, Berlin, Germany. [bib] [doi]
2013
Giovanni Pini, Matteo Gagliolo, Arne Brutschy, Mauro Birattari, and Marco Dorigo.: Task partitioning in a robot swarm: a study on the effect of communication. Swarm Intelligence. Vol. 7 (2-3), pp. 173-199 [bib] [doi]
Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Carlo Pinciroli, Mauro Birattari, and Marco Dorigo.: Autonomous task partitioning in robot foraging: an approach based on cost estimation. Adaptive Behavior. Vol. 21 (2), pp. 117-135 [bib] [doi]
Marco Dorigo, Dario Floreano, Luca M. Gambardella, Francesco Mondada, Stephano Nolfi, Tarek Baaboura, Mauro Birattari, Michael Bonani, Manuele Brambilla, Arne Brutschy, Daniel Burnier, Alexandre Campo, Anders L. Christensen, Antal Decugnièire, Gianni Di Caro, Frederic Ducatelle, Eliseo Ferrante, Alexander Förster, Javier Martinez Gonzales, Jérôme Guzzi, Valentin Longchamp, Stephane Magnenat, Nithin Mathews, Marco Montes de Oca, Rehan O'Grady, Carlo Pinciroli, Giovanni Pini, Philippe Rétornaz, James Roberts, Valerio Sperati, Timothy Stirling, Alessandro Stranieri, Thomas Stützle, Vito Trianni, Elio Tuci, Ali E. Turgut, and Florian Vaussard: Swarmanoid: a novel concept for the study of heterogeneous robotic swarms. IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine. Vol. 20 (4), pp. 60-71 [bib] [doi]
Giovanni Pini, Matteo Gagliolo, Arne Brutschy, Marco Dorigo, and Mauro Birattari: Autonomous Task Partitioning in Swarms of Robots: an Approach Based on Cost Estimation. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2013-001. [bib] [link]
2012
Arne Brutschy, Nam-Luc Tran, Nadir Baiboun, Marco Frison, Giovanni Pini, Andrea Roli, Marco Dorigo, and Mauro Birattari: Costs and benefits of behavioral specialization. Robotics and Autonomous Systems. Volume 60, Issue 11, pp. 1408-1420 [bib] [doi]
Carlo Pinciroli, Vito Trianni, Rehan O'Grady, Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Manuele Brambilla, Nithin Mathews, Eliseo Ferrante, Gianni Di Caro, Frederick Ducatelle, Luca Maria Gambardella, and Marco Dorigo: ARGoS: a Modular, Parallel, Multi-Engine Simulator for Multi-Robot Systems. Swarm Intelligence. Vol. 6 (4), pp. 271-295 [bib] [doi]
Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Gianpiero Francesca, Marco Dorigo, and Mauro Birattari: Multi-armed Bandit Formulation of the Task Partitioning Problem in Swarm Robotics. Swarm Intelligence, 8th International Conference, ANTS 2012. Proceedings. LNCS 7461, pp. 109-120. Springer, Berlin, Germany. [bib] [doi]
Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Carlo Pinciroli, and Mauro Birattari: Autonomous Task Partitioning in Swarms of Robots: an Approach Based on Cost Estimation. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2012-018. [bib] [link]
Arne Brutschy, Giovanni Pini, Carlo Pinciroli, Mauro Birattari, and Marco Dorigo: Self-organized Task Allocation to Sequentially Interdependent Tasks in Swarm Robotics. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2012-008. [bib] [link]
Arne Brutschy, Giovanni Pini, Antal Decugnière: Grippable objects for the foot-bot. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2012-001. [bib] [link]
Arne Brutschy, Alexander Scheidler, Eliseo Ferrante, Marco Dorigo, and Mauro Birattari: Can ants inspire robots?. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2012). IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ. [bib] [link]
Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Gianpiero Francesca, Marco Dorigo, and Mauro Birattari: Multi-armed Bandit Formulation of the Task Partitioning Problem in Swarm Robotics. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2012-009. [bib] [link]
Arne Brutschy, Nam-Luc Tran, Nadir Baiboun, Marco Frison, Giovanni Pini, Andrea Roli, Marco Dorigo, and Mauro Birattari: Costs and Benefits of Behavioral Specialization. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2012-011. [bib] [link]
Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Alexander Scheidler, Marco Dorigo, and Mauro Birattari: Task Partitioning in a Robot Swarm: Retrieving Objects by Transferring Them Directly Between Sequential Sub-tasks. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2012-010. [bib] [link]
2011
Carlo Pinciroli, Vito Trianni, Rehan O'Grady, Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Manuele Brambilla, Nithin Mathews, Eliseo Ferrante, Gianni Di Caro, Frederick Ducatelle, Timothy Stirling, Álvaro Gutiérrez, Luca Maria Gambardella, and Marco Dorigo: ARGoS: a Modular, Multi-Engine Simulator for Heterogeneous Swarm Robotics. Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'11). IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA. [bib] [doi]
Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Mauro Birattari, and Marco Dorigo: Task partitioning in swarms of robots: reducing performance losses due to interference at shared resources. Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics: Selected Papers from the International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics 2009. LNEE 85. ISBN 978-3-642-19729-1, pp. 217-228. Springer, Berlin, Germany. [bib] [doi]
Alexander Scheidler, Arne Brutschy, Konrad Diwold, Daniel Merkle, and Martin Middendorf: Ant Inspired Methods for Organic Computing. Organic Computing: A Paradigm Shift for Complex Systems. ISBN 978-3-0348-0129-4, pp. 95-109. Springer, Berlin, Germany. [bib] [doi]
Marco Dorigo, Dario Floreano, Luca M. Gambardella, Francesco Mondada, Stephano Nolfi, Tarek Baaboura, Mauro Birattari, Michael Bonani, Manuele Brambilla, Arne Brutschy, Daniel Burnier, Alexandre Campo, Anders L. Christensen, Antal Decugnièire, Gianni Di Caro, Frederic Ducatelle, Eliseo Ferrante, Alexander Förster, Javier Martinez Gonzales, Jérôme Guzzi, Valentin Longchamp, Stephane Magnenat, Nithin Mathews, Marco Montes de Oca, Rehan O'Grady, Carlo Pinciroli, Giovanni Pini, Philippe Rétornaz, James Roberts, Valerio Sperati, Timothy Stirling, Alessandro Stranieri, Thomas Stützle, Vito Trianni, Elio Tuci, Ali E. Turgut, and Florian Vaussard: Swarmanoid: a novel concept for the study of heterogeneous robotic swarms. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2011-014. [bib] [link]
Carlo Pinciroli, Vito Trianni, Rehan O'Grady, Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Manuele Brambilla, Nithin Mathews, Eliseo Ferrante, Gianni Di Caro, Frederic Doucatelle, Timothy Stirling, Álvaro Gutiérrez, Luca-Maria Gambarella, and Marco Dorigo: ARGoS: a Pluggable, Multi-Physics Engine Simulator for Heterogeneous Swarm Robotics. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2011-009. [bib] [link]
Marco Dorigo, Dario Floreano, Luca M. Gambardella, Francesco Mondada, Stephano Nolfi, Tarek Baaboura, Mauro Birattari, Michael Bonani, Manuele Brambilla, Arne Brutschy, Daniel Burnier, Alexandre Campo, Anders L. Christensen, Antal Decugnièire, Gianni Di Caro, Frederic Ducatelle, Eliseo Ferrante, Alexander Förster, Javier Martinez Gonzales, Jérôme Guzzi, Valentin Longchamp, Stephane Magnenat, Nithin Mathews, Marco Montes de Oca, Rehan O'Grady, Carlo Pinciroli, Giovanni Pini, Philippe Rétornaz, James Roberts, Valerio Sperati, Timothy Stirling, Alessandro Stranieri, Thomas Stützle, Vito Trianni, Elio Tuci, Ali E. Turgut, and Florian Vaussard: Swarmanoid, The Movie. AAAI-11 Video Proceedings. AAAI Press, San Francisco, CA. Winner of the Best Video Award [bib] [link]
Arne Brutschy, Nam-Luc Tran, Nadir Baiboun, Marco Frison, Giovanni Pini, Andrea Roli, Marco Dorigo, and Mauro Birattari: Costs and benefits of behavioral specialization. Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 12th Annual Conference, TAROS 2011, Sheffield, UK, August 31 - September 2, 2011. Proceedings. LNCS 6856, pp. 90-101. Springer, Berlin, Germany. (nominated for Best Paper Award) [bib] [doi]
Alexander Scheidler, Arne Brutschy, Eliseo Ferrante, and Marco Dorigo: The k-Unanimity Rule for Self-Organized Decision Making in Swarms of Robots. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2011-023. [bib] [link]
Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Mauro Birattari, and Marco Dorigo: Task partitioning in swarms of robots: An adaptive method for strategy selection. Swarm Intelligence. Vol. 5 (3-4), pp. 283-304 [bib] [doi]
Gianpiero Francesca, Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Carlo Pinciroli, Marco Dorigo, and Mauro Birattari: Partitioning in Swarm Robotics as a Multi-Armed Bandit Problem. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2011-019. [bib] [link]
Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Marco Frison, Andrea Roli, Marco Dorigo, and Mauro Birattari: Task Partitioning in Swarms of Robots: An Adaptive Method for Strategy Selection. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2011-013. [bib] [link]
Arne Brutschy, Nam-Luc Tran, Nadir Baiboun, Marco Frison, Giovanni Pini, Andrea Roli, Marco Dorigo, and Mauro Birattari: Costs and Benefits of Behavioral Specialization. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2011-016. [bib] [link]
2010
Carlo Pinciroli, Vito Trianni, Rehan O'Grady, Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Manuele Brambilla, Nithin Mathews, Eliseo Ferrante, Gianni Di Caro, Frederic Doucatelle, Timothy Stirling, Álvaro Gutiérrez, Luca-Maria Gambarella, and Marco Dorigo: ARGoS: a Pluggable, Multi-Physics Engine Simulator for Heterogeneous Swarm Robotics. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2010-026. [bib] [link]
Marco Frison, Nam-Luc Tran, Nadir Baiboun, Arne Brutschy, Giovanni Pini, Andrea Roli, Marco Dorigo, and Mauro Birattari: Self-Organized Task Partitioning in a Swarm of Robots. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2010-016. [bib] [link]
Arne Brutschy, Giovanni Pini, Nadir Baiboun, Antal Decugnière, and Mauro Birattari: The IRIDIA TAM: A device for task abstraction for the e-puck robot. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2010-015. [bib] [link]
Marco Frison, Nam-Luc Tran, Nadir Baiboun, Arne Brutschy, Giovanni Pini, Andrea Roli, and Marco Dorigo: Self-organized Task Partitioning in a Swarm of Robots. 7th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2010). LNCS 6234. Springer, Berlin, Germany. (nominated for Best Paper Award) [bib] [doi]
2009
Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Mauro Birattari, and Marco Dorigo: Interference Reduction Through Task Partitioning in a Robotic Swarm. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2009-006. [bib] [link]
Arne Brutschy: Task Allocation in Swarm Robotics. Towards a Method for Self-Organized Allocation to Complex Tasks. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2009-007. [bib] [link]
Arne Brutschy: Task Allocation in Swarm Robotics. Towards a Method for Self-Organized Allocation to Complex Tasks. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. (Rapport d'avancement de recherche) [bib]
Giovanni Pini, Arne Brutschy, Mauro Birattari, and Marco Dorigo: Interference Reduction Through Task Partitioning in a Robotic Swarm. Sixth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2009). INSTICC Press, Setubal, Portugal. [bib]
2008
Arne Brutschy, Alexander Scheidler, Daniel Merkle, and Martin Middendorf: Learning from House-Hunting Ants: Collective Decision-Making in Organic Computing Systems. 6th International Conference on Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2008). LNCS 5217. Springer, Berlin, Germany. (Best Paper Award) [bib] [doi]
Arne Brutschy, Alexander Scheidler, Daniel Merkle, and Martin Middendorf: Learning from House-Hunting Ants: Collective Decision-Making in Organic Computing Systems. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2008-016. [bib] [link]
2007
Arne Brutschy: Selbstorganisierte Rekonfiguration von Computing- systemen mittels naturinspirierter Entscheidungsverfahren. Uni- verstität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germay. (Diplomarbeit, in German) [bib]
2005
Mauro Birattari, Manuel Lopez-Ibanez, and Arne Brutschy: The IridiaTrCover package for LaTeX: How to typeset documents for the IRIDIA-Technical Report Series. IRIDIA, CoDe, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Tech. Rep. TR/IRIDIA/2005-006. [bib] [link]
Arne Brutschy and Jian Gong: AOLES Development Report. Southeast University, Nanjing, China. [bib]