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FoCAS Metro Map

FoCAS Metro Map

At the FoCAS Video Sprint in early January 2016 we developed the concept of a FoCAS Metro map to highlight the journeys, intersections and destinations of the FoCAS projects. Best viewed Full Screen

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Assisi_bf Winter School 2016 – “From bio-inspired to bio-hybrid (robotic) systems”

From January 12 to 14, 2016, Assisi_bf organized a winter school on the topic “From bio-inspired to bio-hybrid (robotic) systems”. The school was in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The goal of the winter school was

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Assisi_bf coordinator on BBC and Fox News

Thomas Schmickl (Assisi_bf | subCultron | Flora Robotica) was interviewed by both the BBC and Fox News earlier in 2015, with regards to the CoCoRo project. On 1st June 2015 he appeared on the BBC. Watch the video ‘Underwater robots

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FoCAS project partner Thomas Schmickl in UK newspaper the Guardian

Thomas Schmickl from FoCAS partner Assisi_bf appeared in the Guardian article – “Robot swarms: scientists work to harness the power of the insect world” on Friday 18th September 2015. Excerpt: Thomas Schmickl of the Artificial Life Laboratory at the University

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FoCAS @Evostar2015

The FoCAS projects Swarm Organ and ASSISI_bf showed off their research at the EvoStar conferences in Copenhagen in April 2015, taking part in a poster and demo session organised in conjunction with the FoCAS coordination action. Swarm Organ Coordinator James

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Year of CoCoRo – 52 Videos in 2015

Watch the world’s largest autonomous underwater swarm emerge! The Artificial Life Lab Graz presents 2015 the “Year of CoCoRo” (TYOC). Broadcast weekly throughout 2015 on several internet channels. Every week we will present a new video that shows the scientific/engineering

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Assisi_bf Blog: Introducing the Fish Robots

One of the goals of the ASSISIbf project is to create lures that can interact with zebrafish in an aquarium. These lures are ready now and are tested in 1m x 1m aquariums with 10 cm of water. The lure

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Modelling collective behaviour: from physical particles to perceptual agents

New Assisi | bf blog post. For group living animals, collective behaviors often depend on perception of environmental cues and social interactions among group members. As large animal societies often lack a global communication system, one of the most challenging

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ASSISI | bf Training Days

FoCAS project Assisi | bf hosted two training days on the 5th and 6th of February in Lausanne. Participants learned about the resources of the Robotic Systems Laboratory and the architecture of the fish CASU’s. Teams were formed to address

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3 new ASSISI | bf publications

ASSISI: Mixing Animals with Robots in a Hybrid Society Thomas Schmickl, Stjepan Bogdan, Luís Correia, Serge Kernbach, Francesco Mondada, Michael Bodi, Alexey Gribovskiy, Sibylle Hahshold, Damjan Miklic, Martina Szopek, Ronald Thenius, José Halloy Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems Lecture Notes in

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