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Kilombo: a Kilobot simulator to enable effective research in swarm robotics

  title={Kilombo: a Kilobot simulator to enable effective research in swarm robotics},
  author={F. Jansson and Matthew Hartley and M. Hinsch and I. Slavkov and N. Carranza-Herrezuelo and Tjelvar S. G. Olsson and R. Dries and J. Gr{\"o}nqvist and A. F. Mar{\'e}e and James Sharpe and J. Kaandorp and V. Grieneisen},
The Kilobot is a widely used platform for investigation of swarm robotics. Physical Kilobots are slow moving and require frequent recalibration and charging, which significantly slows down the development cycle. Simulators can speed up the process of testing, exploring and hypothesis generation, but usually require time consuming and error-prone translation of code between simulator and robot. Moreover, code of different nature often obfuscates direct comparison, as well as determination of the… Expand
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