Intelligent organisation using swarm robotics

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: Aerospace Engineering


To define industrial use cases, system and algorithm designs for a swarm of robots that could be used to intelligently organise objects. This could be used, for example, to make stock easy to retrieve and use space more efficiently. New storage patterns and mechanisms are expected to emerge that could be demonstrated in futuristic, fully automated warehouse/space such as luggage storage, warehouses, stock rooms or extreme environments (e.g. 3D storage in a microgravity environment). The environment that the swarms would be used in would not be bespoke or predefined meaning the swarm system could be used straight out of the box in any given environment. The key challenges of out-of-the-box swarm systems are that they will require mapping or learning capabilities in unknown environments and the lack of communicable information makes them a risk to safety and efficiency. The aim of this project is to investigate and anticipate these challenges and produce a scope of design solutions necessary to implement the system.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/S513763/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2023
2108858 Studentship EP/S513763/1 10/09/2018 09/09/2022 Lucy Emma Milner