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UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
|Coordinator Country||Belgium [BE]|
|Total cost||258˙530 €|
|EC max contribution||258˙530 € (100%)|
1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
|Duration (year-month-day)||from 2017-09-01 to 2020-08-31|
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|1||UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES||BE (BRUXELLES)||coordinator||258˙530.00|
|2||MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY||US (CAMBRIDGE)||partner||0.00|
Swarms of robots will revolutionize many industrial applications, from targeted material delivery to precision farming. However, the characteristics that make them ideal for certain future applications —robot autonomy, decentralized control, collective emergent behavior, etc.— can also be an obstacle when transferring this technology from academic institutions to real-world problems. Blockchain, an emerging technology originating in the Bitcoin field, demonstrates that by combining peer-to-peer networks with cryptographic algorithms a group of agents can reach an agreement on a particular state of affairs without the need for a controlling authority. Using a novel combination of blockchain technology and swarm robotics systems, BROS will generate new models to address three fundamental issues by using the robots as nodes in a network and encapsulating their transactions in blocks: First, new security models and methods can be implemented in order to give data confidentiality and entity validation to robot swarms, therefore making them suitable for trust-sensitive applications. Second, distributed decision-making and collaborative missions can be easily designed, implemented, and carried out by using special transactions in the blockchain, which enable robotic agents to vote and reach agreements. Third, robots may be able to function in diverse and changing environments without any change in their control algorithm, if their operation corresponds to different blockchains that use different parameters. In the initial stage, blockchain technology will be used as a main control plane in combination with novel large-scale robot simulation tools such as ARGoS. Finally, the feasibility of the models obtained under the previous objective will be validated in real-robot swarms, outputting a prototypical system that can serve as initial step towards transferring the proposed techniques from the academia into the industry.
|year||authors and title||journal||last update|
Eduardo CastellÃ³ Ferrer, Thomas Hardjono, Marco Dorigo, Alex \'Sandy\' Pentland
Secure and secret cooperation of robotic swarms by using Merkle trees
published pages: , ISSN: 2331-8422, DOI:
Volker Strobel, Eduardo CastellÃ³ Ferrer, and Marco Dorigo.
Managing Byzantine Robots via Blockchain Technology in a Swarm Robotics Collective Decision Making Scenario
published pages: 541--549, ISSN: , DOI: 10.5555/3237383.3237464
|International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2018)||2019-11-13|
Alex Khawalid, Dan Acristinii, Hans Van Toor, Eduardo CastellÃ³ Ferrer
Grex: A Decentralized Hive Mind
published pages: , ISSN: 2379-5980, DOI: 10.5195/ledger.2019.176
Ferrer, Eduardo CastellÃ³; Rudovic, Ognjen; Hardjono, Thomas; Pentland, Alex
RoboChain: A Secure Data-Sharing Framework for Human-Robot Interaction
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
|International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine eTELEMED 1||2019-11-13|
Alfeo, Antonio Luca; Ferrer, Eduardo CastellÃ³; Carrillo, Yago Lizarribar; Grignard, Arnaud; Pastor, Luis Alonso; Sleeper, Dylan T.; Cimino, Mario G. C. A.; Lepri, Bruno; Vaglini, Gigliola; Larson, Kent; Dorigo, Marco; Pentland, Alex `Sandy\'
Urban Swarms: A new approach for autonomous waste management
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
|International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 1||2019-11-13|
Aleksandr Kapitonov, Sergey Lonshakov, Ivan Berman, Eduardo CastellÃ³ Ferrer, Fabio P Bonsignorio, Vitaly Bulatov, Aleksandr Svistov
Robotic Services for New Paradigm Smart Cities Based on Decentralized Technologies
published pages: , ISSN: 2379-5980, DOI: 10.5195/ledger.2019.177
Eduardo CastellÃ³ Ferrer, Thomas Hardjono, Alex Pentland
Editorial: Proceedings of the First Symposium on Blockchain and Robotics, MIT Media Lab, 5 December 2018
published pages: , ISSN: 2379-5980, DOI: 10.5195/ledger.2019.179
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