We spent two days in Harz at one of the most beautiful spots in Germany, discussed about our research topics and had fun :-)
Nithish defended his Master Thesis which was done in cooperation with the University of Bolzano on
Multi-Objective Success Factor Analysis of IT-based Startups
SwarmLab hosted three students for the Girls and Boys Day. We discussed about Artificial Intelligence, Swarm Robotics and Swarm Intelligence. The students took a look at the facilities in SwarmLab and learned how we build our robots with 3D Printer and printed their own designed objects. They also had the opportunity to fly the flying swarm and work on the Rolling Swarm platform.
The grades are online. During checking the exams, we discovered some nice pieces of art :-)
SwarmLab is getting new furniture and a brand new "BLUE" color :-)
We will be done with the renovations by December 22nd.
Cristian's last day in Magdeburg: We wish him all the best and hope that he visits us very soon again!
The team members organized a retreat weekend for scientific writing :-)
Thanks to the Graduate School of the university for the financial support.
Our students from the course Computational Intelligence in Games got the second place at this year’s international Competition on Computational Intelligence in Games in Santorini, Greece.
Congratulations to them and well-done --> http://www.ice.ci.ritsumei.ac.jp/~ftgaic/index-R.html
We celebrated the graduation of two of our Master Students, Florian Uhde and Andrei Stein :-)
On July 29th, Sanaz gave a Plenary Talk at IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence about "Decision-Maker Swarms":
Swarm intelligence is one of the popular approaches in computational intelligence. It models a collective behavior of simple individuals with simple rules and local interactions. In nature, swarm intelligent systems are known to be flexible, robust against failures and adaptive to the changes in the environment. This talk presents the theory of swarm intelligence and its application in technical systems. The major focus is on the methodologies for social and cooperative behavior of technical systems in unknown environments. Particularly, multi-objective decision-making at runtime in dynamic environments will be addressed. The application and the corresponding challenges in swarm robotics using flying objects and real-time simulations in dynamic environments will be presented.
Thanks to our CIG students, Acagamics and FaraFIN for organizing the event!
The students of the CIG course organized the 2016 "OvGU Computational Intelligence in Games Competition" on July 6th, 2016. The winners are:
1st Position: (Ichiban-Chan AI)
1. Anna Schmeier
2. Daniel Pohlandt
2nd Position: (DoomAI)
1. Prashanth Siddagangaiah
2. Ajay Jason Andrade
3rd Position: (OttoNorrisAI)
1. Robby Henkelmann
2. Tilman Reipsch
3. Alexander Simmer
On Saturday 21st May, over 1000 people visited SwarmLab. The highlight was the live television broadcast program at 19:15 on MDR.
We presented our Mixed-Reality Swarm: One flying robot flying in autonomous mode and two others in simulation. The three of them were connected to each other using the concepts of Swarm Intelligence: Flying while keeping a swarm formation.
Additionally we presented our 4 flying robots which have a swarm behavior and fly like birds -without direct communication with each other- and keep the same height. They only use ultrasound sensors to feel where the other swarm members are.
The third program was the Rolling Swarm. The visitors could play a game with the rolling swarm and collectively solve the game.