25 July 2018
Vol 3, Issue 20

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ONLINE COVER Crowd Control. Programming autonomous navigation and task completion for a single robot is already challenging. Coordinating a group of robots to work together adds considerable complexity. Vásárhelyi et al. developed a model to optimize the behavior of a rapidly moving flock of aerial robots in a confined environment and validated the results with 30 outdoor drones. Garattoni and Birattari created a ground robot system that was not preprogrammed with the correct sequence of tasks. Through collective action and communication, the robot swarm was able to "learn" and execute the tasks in the proper order. [CREDIT: ZSOLT BÉZSENYI]