SYMBIOTIC EVOLUTIONARY ROBOT ORGANISMS

A SINGLE 'ACTIVE WHEEL' MODULE
FOUR CONNECTED 'SCOUT' MODULES

The Symbiotic Evolutionary Robot Organisms (SYMBRION) project is a large-scale EU funded robotics project involving ten different partners from various research institutions across Europe.

The robots being developed by SYMBRION are uniquely designed so that they may physically join with one another to form larger robotic structures. My work within the project has included the development of algorithms for detecting errors in sensor data and control strategies for autonomously assembling, reconfiguring and repairing robotic structures.

In close collaboration with colleagues from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, I have also worked on the development of low-level behaviours that allow the robots to approach, align, and dock with one another using infrared sensors.

The video below shows examples of some of the work that I have completed within the project.