Robot swarms use collective cognition to perform tasks
5. 28. 15 by Alex Klokus
- What distinguishes COCORO from other similar projects is that researchers created robot swarms that are capable of collective cognition. They work as a collective system of autonomous agents that can learn from past experience and their environment.
- In one experiment, twenty Jeff robots floated in a tank of water. As they came into contact with each other, they gradually became aware of the size of their swarm. In another scenario, the robots’ mission was to find debris originating from a sunken airplane. Lily robots searched just below the surface while Jeff robots searched at the bottom of the pool.
- The COCORO project team has announced that 2015 will be the year of COCORO events. Every week they are presenting a new video made during the project, with the largest autonomous underwater swarm in the world with 41 robots of 3 different kinds.