Selected Publications

Our lab works on Collective Intelligence topics from several angles: Robotics, AI & Theory, and Biology. To learn more about.the multi-disciplinary work of our lab, you can read some of the articles listed here. 

  • Designing Collective Behavior in a Termite-Inspired Robot Construction Team. Science, 2014. (Cover Article; Science Top 10 BreakThroughs.)
  • Programmable self- assembly in a thousand-robot swarm. Science 2014 (Science Top 10 BreakThroughs)
  • Implicit coordination for 3D underwater collective behaviors in a fish-inspired robot swarm. Science Robotics 2021 (Cover Article)
  • Hysteresis stabilizes dynamic control of self-assembled army ant constructions, Nature Communications, 2022.
  • Eciton robotica: Design and Algorithms for an Adaptive Self-Assembling Soft Robot Collective, Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2020.
  • Collective strategy for obstacle navigation during cooperative transport by ants. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2016.
  • Flight of the Robobees, Scientific American, 2013.
  • A Self-Adaptive Framework for Modular Robots in Dynamic Environment: Theory and Applications, Intl. Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), 2010. (IFAAMAS V. Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award, 2nd place)
  • Design and Control of a Bio-inspired Soft Wearable Robotic Device for Ankle-Foot Rehabilitation. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 2014.
  • The Emergence of Geometric Order in Proliferating Metazoan Epithelia, Nature 2006.
  • Firefly-Inspired Sensor Network Synchronicity with Realistic Radio Effects, ACM Conf. on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SENSYS), 2005.
  • Programmable Self-Assembly Using Biologically-Inspired Multiagent Control, Intl. Conf. Autonomous Agents Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), 2002.
  • Amorphous Computing, Communications of the ACM, Volume 43, Number 5, 2000.