Guillermo Legarda Herranz

PhD student in Swarm Robotics

About me

I am a PhD student at IRIDIA, the artificial intelligence laboratory of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). My research focuses on swarm robotics; in particular, I study how we can produce control software for robot swarms with performance guarantees under the supervision of Dr. Mauro Birattari and Prof. Emanuele Garone.

Before joining IRIDIA, I obtained a Master of Physics from the University of Manchester, as well as a Master's degree in Automatic Control and Robotics from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). I have also done internships at the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and the Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics (IRI).


Conference proceedings

[C1] G. Legarda Herranz, S. Hauert and S. Jones (2022). Decentralised Negotiation for Multi-Object Collective Transport with Robot Swarms2022 IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC), pp. 186-191.

Technical reports

[T1] G. Legarda Herranz, D. Garzón Ramos, J. Kuckling, M. Kegeleirs, and M. Birattari (2022). Tycho: a robust, ROS‑based tracking system for robot swarms. Tech. rep. TR/IRIDIA/2022‑009. Brussels, Belgium: IRIDIA, Université libre de Bruxelles.


Orchestra: from ant colonies to colonies of robots in the moon (subtitled)

Swarming lights on winter nights - AutoMoDe edition | A robot swarm ballet


Guillermo Legarda Herranz
IRIDIA - CP 194/6
Université libre de Bruxelles
Av. F.D. Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles, Belgium

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