Sebastian Mai

M.Sc. Sebastian Mai

Fakultät für Informatik
Institute for Intelligent Cooperating Systems
Universitätsplatz 2, 39106 Magdeburg, G29-019

Sebastian Mai studied computer science in Magdeburg. As a student he designed and manufactured the FINken robots for Flying swarm. Now he is working as a research and teaching associate.



Research Direction

I study swarm robotics in theory, simulation and on real hardware. The goal of my resarch is to find navigation strategies of individual robots with local communication that is optimal even for larger groups of robots.

Conference Papers

  • Sebastian Mai, Sanaz Mostaghim
  • Modelling Pathnding for Swarm Robotics
  • Accepted for publication at ANTS 2020
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  • Jens Weise, Sebastian Mai, Heiner Zille and Sanaz Mostaghim
  • On the Scalable Multi-Objective Multi-Agent Pathfinding Problem
  • Accepted for publication at CEC 2020


  • Sebastian Mai, Heiner Zille, Christoph Steup and Sanaz Mostaghim
  • Online Optimization of Movement Cost for Robotic Applications of PSO
  • Published at EPIA conference on Artificial Intelligence 2019, September 2019


  • Sebastian Mai, Heiner Zille, Christoph Steup and Sanaz Mostaghim 
  • Multi-Objective Collective Search and Movement-based Metrics in Swarm Robotics
  • ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) Companion, Pages 387-388, ACM, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2019 --> Link


  • Sebastian Mai, Christoph Steup and Sanaz Mostaghim 
  • Movement-based Localisation for PSO-inspired Search Behaviour of Robotic Swarms
  • Accepted at the 11th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2018), Rome, Italy, October 2018


  • Sebastian Mai, Christoph Steup and Sanaz Mostaghim 
  • Simultaneous Localisation and Optimisation for Swarm Robotics
  • Accepted at 2018 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), December 2018


Profiles on other Sites

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Lectures and Tutorials

  • Tutorials for Swarm Intelligence Winter 2018/19
  • Seminar Swarm Robotics, Summer 2019
  • Team Project Driving Swarm, Summer 2019
  • Tutorial for Swarm Intelligence Winter 2019/20
  • DE-Project: Multi-Robot Navigation for Driving Swarm Winter 2019/20
  • Team Project: Localisation and Sensor fusion in Driving Swarm Winter 2019/2020
  • Seminar "Hot Topics in Computational Intelligence" Bachelor, Summer 2020
  • Seminar "Hot Topics in Computational Intelligence" Master, Summer 2020


Supervision of Thesis Projects



  • Jonathan Beckhaus
  • Bachelor Thesis, OVGU
  • Supervision: Sanaz Mostaghim
  • Advisor: Sebastian Mai
  • July 2019




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