Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Hamann
In similar style to the book of the same title we try to understand how to design large-scale robot systems by going through several example scenarios on topics such as aggregation, task allocation, self-assembly, collective decision-making, and collective construction. We study the methodology behind building multiple, simple robots and how the complexity emerges from multiple interactions between these robots such that they are able to solve difficult tasks.
Heiko Hamann received his doctorate in engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany in 2008. He did his postdoctoral training in modular robotics and evolutionary robotics at the Zoology department of the University of Graz, Austria. From 2013 to 2017 he was assistant professor of swarm robotics at the University of Paderborn, Germany. Since 2017 he is full professor for service robotics at the University of Lübeck, Germany. His main research interests are swarm robotics, evolutionary robotics, and modeling of complex systems.