Main Research Activities
I am an assistant professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The focus of my research is designing innovative tools for swarm robotics.
My h-index is 18. I authored 16 journal articles, 32 conference papers, 2 book chapters, and edited 1 book.
- Programming large-scale robot swarms
I am developing Buzz, an innovative programming language specifically designed for real-world robot swarms. Buzz was widely covered in the media, most notably by MIT Technology Review, Communications of the ACM, and RoboHub.
- Accurate, physics-based simulation of robot swarms
During my Ph.D., I have designed ARGoS, which is currently the fastest general-purpose robot simulator in the literature. ARGoS is used by many laboratories across the world to perform accurate physics-based simulations of large-scale robots swarms. I am continuously improving ARGoS to suit the diverse needs of the swarm robotics research community.
- Algorithms for robot swarms
I have designed several swarm algorithms for task allocation, foraging, self-assembly, and pattern formation.
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