Current and forthcoming members

PhD students

  • Lorenzo Garattoni Planning as an emergent property of a robot swarm May 2012
  • Ken Hasselmann Automatic design of robot swarms via fine-tunable hardware modules Co-supervisor: Frédéric Robert Aug 2016
  • Antoine Ligot Software modules for the automatic design of robot swarms Sep 2016
  • Muhammad Salman Hardware modules for the automatic design of robot swarms June 2017
  • David Alfredo Garzon Ramos A platform-independent approach for the automatic design of robot swarms Sep 2017

Visiting scholars, researchers, and students

  • Fernando Javier Mendiburu Modular design of control software for robot swarms Universidade Federal de Campina Grande Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil Oct 2017
  • Venkata Subramanian Srinivasan Evolving neural network topologies for robot swarms National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, India May 2017

Master students

  • Franklin Laureles Tindugan Task abstraction and the automatic design of collective behaviors for robot swarms Oct 2016

Past members

Post-doctoral researchers

  • Carlotta Piscopo Epistemological foundations of artificial intelligence: construction and selection of models on the basis of empirical evidence Sep 2012 – Sep 2015
  • Franco Mascia Scaling stochastic local search algorithms for very large instances Co-mentored with Thomas Stützle Oct 2012 – Mar 2015
  • Paola Pellegrini On-line meets off-line tuning: a novel approach for tuning the parameters of ant colony optimization and other metaheuristics Nov 2010 – Oct 2012

PhD students

I list here only the PhD students that worked under my supervision or co-supervision on the core topics of my research. For a complete list of all the PhD students that I have supervised or co-supervised, please see: PhD students

  • Gianpiero Francesca A modular approach to the automatic design of control software for robot swarms. From a novel perspective on the reality gap to AutoMoDe Apr 21, 2017
  • Arne Brutschy Enabling research on complex tasks in swarm robotics: novel conceptual and practical tools Dec 14, 2014
  • Carlo Pinciroli On the design and implementation of an accurate, efficient, and flexible simulator for heterogeneous swarm robotics systems Apr 28, 2014
  • Manuele Brambilla Formal methods for the design and analysis of robot swarms Apr 28, 2014
  • Giovanni Pini Towards autonomous task partitioning in swarm robotics: experiments with foraging robots Jun 14, 2013
  • Prasanna Balaprakash Estimation-based metaheuristics for stochastic combinatorial optimization: case studies in stochastic routing problems Jan 26, 2010
  • Paola Pellegrini ACO: parameters, exploration and quality of solutions Università Ca' Foscari Venice, Italy Mar 23, 2007

Visiting scholars and researchers

  • Andrea Roli A complex systems perspective for the automatic design of robot swarms and for their analysis Università di Bologna Italy Nov 2016
  • Manuel Castillo Cagigal Temporal task allocation in periodic environments Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Spain Feb 2013 – May 2013
  • Matteo Gagliolo Survival analysis methods for optimisation algorithm selection Università della Svizzera Italiana Lugano, Switzerland Jun 2008 – May 2009
  • Jodelson A. Sabino Ant colony optimization for switch engine scheduling in railroad yards Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Brazil Oct 2005 – Sep 2006 Co-mentored with Thomas Stützle

Master students and visiting students

I list here only a selection of the Master students and visiting students that recently worked under my supervision or co-supervision on the core topics of my research. For a complete list of all the Master students that I have supervised or co-supervised, please see the page: Master students

  • Antoine Ligot A virtual device for situated communication in a swarm of e-pucks Feb 2015 – Sep 2016
  • Michael Stevens SRML for swarm robotics: specification of a collective behaviour Jul 2014 – Jun 2016
  • Brian Delhaisse Automatic design of robots swarm through evolving neural network topologies: a comparison with a standard evolutionary swarm robotics method on multiple tasks Jun 2014 – Oct 2015
  • Anthony Debruyn Human–robot swarms interaction: an escorting robot swarm that diverts a human away from dangers (s)he cannot perceive Jun 2014 – Aug 2015
  • Yvon Kerdoncuff Supervised learning methods and reality gap in swarm robotics ENSTA ParisTech France May 2015 – Jul 2015
  • Bernard Mayeur Outil automatique de placement de robots pour des expériences de swarm robotics Apr 2014 – Sep 2014
  • Mattia Salvaro Virtual sensing technology applied to a swarm of autonomous robots Università di Bologna Italy Nov 2013 – Jun 2014