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A. Scheidler, A. Brutschy, E. Ferrante, and M. Dorigo. The k-unanimity rule for self-organized decision making in swarms of robots. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, page In Press, 2015. Impact Factor: 3.78. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante, A.E. Turgut, E. Duéñez-Guzmán, M. Dorigo, and T. Wenseleers. Evolution of self-organized task specialization in robot swarms. PLOS Computational Biology, page In Press, 2015. Impact Factor: 4.87. [ bib | .pdf ]

Manuele Brambilla, Eliseo Ferrante, Adamo Prina, Mauro Birattari, and Marco Dorigo. Robotica di sciame: una rassegna bibliografica. Sistemi intelligenti, (3/2014):465--494, 2014. [ bib | http ]

C. Huepe, E. Ferrante, T. Wenseleers, and A. E. Turgut. Scale-free correlations in flocking systems with position-based interactions. Journal of Statistical Physics, 158(3):549--562, 2014. Impact Factor: 1.28. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, T. Wenseleers, and C. Huepe. Scale-free correlations in collective motion with position-based interactions. In Hod Lipson and Hiroki Sayama, editors, Artificial Life 14, volume 14, pages 300--301. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2014. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante, E. Duéñez Guzmán, A. E. Turgut, and T. Wenseleers. Evolution of task partitioning in swarm robotics. In V. Trianni et al., editor, Proceedings of the Workshop on Collective Behaviors and Social Dynamics of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2013), 2013. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante. Information transfer in a flocking robot swarm, 2013. Ph.D thesis - Université Libre de Bruxelles. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, M. Dorigo, and C. Huepe. Elasticity-based mechanism for the collective motion of self-propelled particles with spring-like interactions: A model system for natural and artificial swarms. Physical Review Letters, 111(268302):1--5, 2013. Impact Factor: 7.73. [ bib | DOI | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, M. Dorigo, and C. Huepe. Collective motion dynamics of active solids and active crystals. New Journal of Physics, 15(095011):1--20, 2013. Impact Factor: 3.67. [ bib | .pdf ]

M. Dorigo, D. Floreano, L. M. Gambardella, F. Mondada, S. Nolfi, T. Baaboura, M. Birattari, M. Bonani, M. Brambilla, A. Brutschy, D. Burnier, A. Campo, A. L. Christensen, A. Decugnière, G. Di Caro, F. Ducatelle, E. Ferrante, A. Förster, J. Guzzi, V. Longchamp, S. Magnenat, J. Martinez Gonzales, N. Mathews, M. Montes de Oca, R. O'Grady, C. Pinciroli, G. Pini, P. Rétornaz, J. Roberts, V. Sperati, T. Stirling, A. Stranieri, T. Stützle, V. Trianni, E. Tuci, A. E. Turgut, and F. Vaussard. Swarmanoid: A novel concept for the study of heterogeneous robotic swarms. IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, 20(4):60--71, 2013. Impact Factor: 2.32. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante, E. Duéñez Guzmán, A. E. Turgut, and T. Wenseleers. Geswarm: Grammatical evolution for the automatic synthesis of collective behaviors in swarm robotics. In Proceedings of the fifteenth international conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation conference companion, pages 17--24. ACM, New York, NY, 2013. [ bib | .pdf ]

M. Dorigo, M. Birattari, R. O'Grady, L.M. Gambardella, F. Mondada, D. Floreano, S. Nolfi, T. Baaboura, M. Bonani, M. Brambilla, A. Brutschy, D. Burnier, A. Campo, A.L. Christensen, A. Decugnière, G. Di Caro, F. Ducatelle, E. Ferrante, J. Martinez Gonzales, J. Guzzi V., Longchamp, S. Magnenat, N. Mathews, M. Montes de Oca, C. Pinciroli, G. Pini, P. Rétornaz, F. Rey, J. Roberts, F. Rochat, V. Sperati, T. Stirling, A. Stranieri, T. Stützle, V. Trianni, E. Tuci, A.E. Turgut, and F. Vaussard. Swarmanoid, the movie. In AAAI-11 Video Proceedings. AAAI Press, San Francisco, CA, 2011. Winner of the “AAAI-2011 Best AI Video Award”. [ bib | http ]

M. Brambilla, E. Ferrante, M. Birattari, and M. Dorigo. Swarm robotics: A review from the swarm engineering perspective. Swarm Intelligence, 7:1--41, 2013. Impact Factor: 1.83. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante, S. Wenjie, A. E. Turgut, M. Birattari, M. Dorigo., and T. Wenseleers. Self-organized flocking with conflicting goal directions. In V. Blondel, T. Carletti, E. Carlon, A. D. Wit, P. Gaspard, A. Goldbeter, R. Lambiotte, and C. Vanderzande, editors, Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS 2012), pages 607--613, Berlin, Germany, 2012. Springer. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, C. Huepe, M. Birattari, M. Dorigo., and T. Wenseleers. Explicit and implicit directional information transfer in collective motion. In C. Adami, D. M. Bryson, C. Ofria, and R. T. Pennock, editors, Artificial Life 13, volume 13, pages 551--552. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, C. Huepe, A. Stranieri, C. Pinciroli, and M. Dorigo. Self-organized flocking with a mobile robot swarm: a novel motion control method. Adaptive Behavior, 20(6):460--477, 2012. Impact Factor: 1.15. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, A. Stranieri, C. Pinciroli, M. Birattari, and M. Dorigo. A self-adaptive communication strategy for flocking in stationary and non-stationary environments. Natural Computing, 13(2):225--245, 2014. Impact Factor: 0.54. [ bib | .pdf ]

M. A. Montes de Oca, E. Ferrante, A. Scheidler, C. Pinciroli, M. Birattari, and M. Dorigo. Majority-rule opinion dynamics with differential latency: A mechanism for self-organized collective decision-making. Swarm Intelligence, 5(3--4):305--327, 2011. Impact Factor: 1.83. [ bib | .pdf ]

M. A. Montes de Oca, E. Ferrante, N. Mathews, M. Birattari, and M. Dorigo. Optimal collective decision-making through social influence and different action execution times. In D. Curran and C. O'Riordan, editors, Proceedings of the Workshop on Organisation, Cooperation and Emergence in Social Learning Agents of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2009), 2009. [ bib | .pdf ]

C. Pinciroli, V. Trianni, R. O'Grady, G.i Pini, A. Brutschy, M. Brambilla, N. Mathews, E. Ferrante, G. Di Caro, F. Ducatelle, M. Birattari, L. M. Gambardella, and M. Dorigo. ARGoS: a modular, parallel, multi-engine simulator for multi-robot systems. Swarm Intelligence, 6(4):271--295, 2012. Impact Factor: 1.83. [ bib | .pdf ]

A. Brutschy, A. Scheidler, E. Ferrante, M. Dorigo, and M. Birattari. "Can ants inspire robots?" Self-organized decision making in robotic swarms. In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, pages 4272--4273, Los Alamitos, CA, 2012. IEEE Computer Society Press. [ bib | .pdf ]

C. Pinciroli, V. Trianni, R. O'Grady, G. Pini, A. Brutschy, M. Brambilla, N. Mathews, E. Ferrante, G. A. Di Caro, F. Ducatelle, T. Stirling, A. Gutiérrez, L. M. Gambardella, and M. Dorigo. ARGoS: A modular, multi-engine simulator for heterogeneous swarm robotics. In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'11), pages 5027--5034. IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA, 2011. [ bib | .pdf ]

A. Stranieri, E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, V. Trianni, C. Pinciroli, M. Birattari, and M. Dorigo M. Self-Organized flocking with a heterogeneous mobile robot swarm. In T. Lenaerts, M. Giacobini, H. Bersini, P. Borgine, M. Dorigo, and R. Doursat, editors, Proceedings of ECAL 2011, pages 789--796, Cambridge, MA, 2011. MIT Press. [ bib | .pdf ]

M. A. Montes de Oca, E. Ferrante, A. Scheidler, and L. F. Rossi. Binary consensus via exponential smoothing. In R. Colbaugh et al., editors, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Complex Sciences: Theory and Applications (COMPLEX 2012), volume 126, pages 244--255. Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2012. [ bib | .pdf ]

M. A. Montes de Oca, E. Ferrante, N. Mathews, M. Birattari, and M. Dorigo. Opinion dynamics for decentralized decision-making in a robot swarm. In Marco Dorigo et al., editors, LNCS 6234. Swarm Intelligence. 7th International Conference, ANTS 2010, pages 251--262. Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2010. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, N. Mathews, M. Birattari, and M. Dorigo. Flocking in stationary and non-stationary environments: A novel communication strategy for heading alignment. In R. Schaefer, C. Cotta, J. Kolodziej, and G. Rudolph, editors, Parallel Problem Solving from Nature -- PPSN XI, volume 6239 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 331--340. Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2010. [ bib | .pdf ]

N. Mathews, A. L. Christensen, E. Ferrante, R. O' Grady, and M. Dorigo. Establishing spatially targeted communication in a heterogeneous robot swarm. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems: volume 1 - Volume 1, AAMAS '10, pages 939--946. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Richland, SC, 2010. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante, M. Brambilla, M. Birattari, and M. Dorigo. Socially-mediated negotiation for obstacle avoidance in collective transport. In A. Martinoli, F. Mondada, N. Correll, G. Mermoud, M. Egerstedt, M. A. Hsieh, L. E. Parker, and K. Stöy, editors, International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotics Systems (DARS-2010), volume 83 of Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, pages 571--583. Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2013. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante, M. Brambilla, M. Birattari, and M. Dorigo. “Look out!”: Socially-Mediated Obstacle Avoidance in Collective Transport. In Swarm Intelligence: 7th International Conference, ANTS 2010, volume 6234 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 572--573. Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2010. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante, A. Lazaric, and M. Restelli. Transfer of task representation in reinforcement learning using policy-based proto-value functions. In Proceedings of the 7th international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems - Volume 3, AAMAS '08, pages 1329--1332. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Richland, SC, 2008. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante. Transfer of knowledge in reinforcement learning through policy-based proto-value functions, 2007. Master thesis - Politecnico di Milano. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante. A control architecture for a heterogeneous swarm of robots: The design of a modular behavior-based architecture, 2009. MAS report - Université Libre de Bruxelles. [ bib | .pdf ]

E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, N. Mathews, M. Birattari, and M. Dorigo. The role of explicit alignment in self-organized flocking. Technical report, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2010. TR/IRIDIA/2010-014. [ bib | .pdf ]


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