Swarmanoid, the movie

Swarmanoid is a heterogeneous robot swarm in which different groups of robots have different capabilities: some robots are specialized in manipulating objects and climbing, some in moving on the ground and transporting objects, and some in flying and observing the environment from above. This video presents the Swarmanoid project, a 4 year research project coordinated by Marco Dorigo and funded by the Commission of the European Union.

This video won the Best Video Award at the AAAI-11 AI Video Competition.

More information at: http://www.swarmanoid.org/

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23 thoughts on “Swarmanoid, the movie

  1. Welp, we’re fucked. …
    Welp, we’re fucked. It’s? been nice knowing y’all.

  2. Haha! XD The …
    Haha! XD The retrieved book had characters from Dragonball emblazoned on it? (Giran and Lunch). No surprise that a robot swarm would seek out Japanese comics.

    Amazing work, bravo!

  3. It took organic …
    It took organic life billions? of years to develop a nucleus. It’s taken robots a few decades to be able to find and grab a book off a shelf. Don’t underestimate our technology, because in a few years it’ll become the new dominant life on earth.

  4. And that’s all for …
    And that’s all for the sake of a book?? you are very sick in the head, it is better to have invented? the terminator!

  5. nice video but it? …
    nice video but it? is far far away from anything which can be called real world application. it is just a toy world. and these robots have a lot of in build bias to solve the task. furthermore the environment has a lot of bias for the robots to solve the task.

  6. You deploy? the …
    You deploy? the eyebots once, they communicate once. The groundbots deploy and take over navigation. If you were only running one composite foot/hand bot for a minute, that might work. If you need 40 composite bots to do 40 repeated tasks, it would seem a design limitation to put a battery large enough to communicate that much on an eye bot.

  7. It’s amazing, but …
    It’s amazing, but why do you need so many legbots, and theese flying things? Wouldn’t 1 of each be enough with? some radio/bluetooth etc. connection?

    They just have to make it quicker :D!

    Amazing!

  8. 2. How the HandBot …
    2. How the HandBot could see and manipulate accurately the book? This action requires a combination of image processing ability of HandBot, 3D localization ability of EyeBot and continuous coordination between HandBot and EyeBot.

    3. The way HandBot? attached to the ceiling is very funny. So the HandBot can’t climb at all without? that supporting cable, can it?? If so, I really doubt about the usefulness of this HandBot in other normal tasks.

  9. The video looks …
    The video looks quite amazing to whom who don’t know robotics. But many questions can be raised regarding the truthfulness as well usefulness of this video:
    1. Computer Vision (CV) problem: how the last EyeBot can recognize the book? If it could find the book using modern image processing algorithms, the EyeBots could have easily mapped the environment and guided the ground bots to the target without needs of other beacon (red) LegBots along the corridor.
    2. to be continued?

  10. User: nandi1988 has …
    User: nandi1988 has copy your film 🙁
    Please report? this as violation (copy of your film)
    THX

  11. well, you should …
    well, you should create more faster and smaller robots, to? serve ME, and find my keys.

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