DKE research theme

Cognitive Robotics and Complex Self-Organising Systems (SwarmLab)

What do social networks, biological organisms, economic systems, and the human brain have in common? Their intelligence is in their network: these complex self-organizing systems are more than just the sum of their parts. At DKE SwarmLab we believe that understanding and exploiting the mechanisms that lead to self-organization in complex systems will lead to advanced artificial intelligent systems. One of our key research targets is the creation of cognitive robotic systems – human-friendly machines capable of perceiving, understanding, and interacting with their environment.

Highlighted publications

  • Sprowitz, A. T., Tuleu, A., Ajallooeian, M., Vespignani, M., Mockel, R., Eckert, P., ... Ijspeert, A. J. (2018). Oncilla Robot: A Versatile Open-Source Quadruped Research Robot With Compliant Pantograph Legs. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 5, [67]. https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2018.00067
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  • Schmitt, F., Mariyam Christopher, S., Tumanov, K., Weiss, G., & Möckel, R. (2018). Evaluating the adoption of Physical Board Game Ludo as Serious Game for Assessing Cognitive Abilities of Players. In 4th Joint International Conference on Serious Games (pp. 30-42)
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  • Franz, F., Paredis, J., & Möckel, R. (2017). On the Combination of Coevolution and Novelty Search. In IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (pp. 201-208). IEEE.
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