Swarmanoid: Towards Humanoid Robotic Swarms.
The Swarmanoid project proposes a highly innovative way to build robots that can successfully and adaptively act
in human made environments. The Swarmanoid project will be the first to study how to design, realise and control
a heterogeneous swarm robotic system capable of operating in a fully 3-dimensional environment.
The main scientific objective of the proposed research is the design, implementation and control of a novel
distributed robotic system comprising heterogeneous, dynamically connected small autonomous robots so as to form
what we call a swarmanoid. The swarmanoid that we intend to build will be comprised of numerous (about 60)
autonomous robots of three types: eye-bots, hand-bots, and foot-bots.