Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE190101513 [ 2019-05-01 - 2022-10-26 ]

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Researchers: Dr Christopher Reid (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award)

Brief description Ant-inspired rules for self-assembly in swarm robotics and complex systems. This project aims to investigate how ants use self-assembly to build bridges and chains, joining their bodies using simple rules at the individual-level to build complex structures at the group-level. The long-standing conceptual gap between these two organisational levels will be addressed using innovative animal behaviour experiments, computer modelling and embodied testing of theory in a robot swarm. The expected outcomes of the project include new models for understanding self-assembly in complex systems and new control algorithms for robot swarms. The project should provide significant benefits such as programming to allow robot swarms to autonomously self-assemble useful structures that enhance their operational capabilities.

Funding Amount $390,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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