Kilobot: A low cost robot with scalable operations designed for collective behaviors

  title={Kilobot: A low cost robot with scalable operations designed for collective behaviors},
  author={Michael Rubenstein and Christian Ahler and Nick Hoff and Adrian Cabrera and Radhika Nagpal},
  journal={Robotics and Autonomous Systems},
In current robotics research there is a vast body of work on algorithms and control methods for groups of decentralized cooperating robots, called a swarm or collective. These algorithms are generally meant to control collectives of hundreds or even thousands of robots; however, for reasons of cost, time, or complexity, they are generally validated in simulation only, or on a group of a few tens of robots. To address this issue, this paper presents Kilobot, an open-source, low cost robot… CONTINUE READING
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