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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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Swarm Organ – Kilombo: A new simulator software for swarm robotics

The Kilobot is a widely used platform for investigation of swarm robotics. It is a low-cost robot developed by the Self-Organizing Systems Research Group at Harvard University, and manufactured by K-team. Now, several well-known groups own their own Kilobot swarms.

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Gene regulatory networks creating patterns in a Kilobot swarm

Swarm Organ

Jorren Bosga, Fredrik Jansson (F.R.Jansson@uva.nl) Swarm-Organ Project, www.swarm-organ.eu As our ability to develop complex artificial systems improves, inspiration is sought in perhaps the most perfect example of complexity: nature. Especially in the new field of swarm robotics, which aims to

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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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Swarm Organ Blog: CRG researchers confirm that a mathematical theory first proposed by Alan Turing in 1952 can explain the formation of fingers

In a paper published recently in Science, researchers from Multicellular Systems Biology lab at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona led by ICREA Research Professor James Sharpe, show that BMP and WNT proteins are the so-called “Turing molecules”

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Swarm Organ Blog: Harvard scientists develop a self-organizing thousand-robot swarm

This self-organizing swarm was created in the lab of Radhika Nagpal, Fred Kavli Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

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Morphogenetic Multi-Robot Pattern Formation Using Hierarchical Gene Regulatory Networks

Swarm Organ Yaochu Jin and Hyondong Oh: University of Surrey Presentation from ECAL 2013

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Swarm Organ’s James Sharpe at The Guardian’s Activate 2013 (video)

Activate London 2013: James Sharpe, ICREA research professor, Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) explains how computer science and biology are going to change the way we build things and therefore the kind of things we can build. He predicts that

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James Sharpe Interview

James Sharpe

Interview with James Sharpe from FET FoCAS on Vimeo. James is the coordinator of the SWARM-ORGAN Project. He is ICREA Research Professor and Group Leader at the Centre de Regulació Genòmica, Barcelona, Spain. His research focuses on complex systems, under

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Introduction to Swarm Organ

Twenty20 presentation by James Sharpe. With Audio. From the FoCAS Inter-project meeting, Barcelona, June 2013.

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