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Lenka Pitonakova Welcome to my web site!
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PhD in swarm intelligence
The Hive Mind game: Collective construction with robots

What I've been recently up to

Coding for tomorrow: Why is good code important?
"Why should I care about how my code is written, as long as it works?" I will argue here that well-structured and well-written code not only saves time on a project, it also helps you to invest your time in a way that is meaningful for your future work.
The Hive Mind
The Hive Mind is a sci-fi puzzle game about insect-inspired construction with robots. The player takes on the role of an Overseer who was sent to an alien planet and designs simple rules that robots use to create structures brick by brick.
Task Allocation in Foraging Robot Swarms
Bee-inspired self-regulation algorithms for robot swarms that deliver items into a single drop-off location and need to prevent congestion.
How Coding in Python Might Be Bad For You
7 reasons why coding in Python is like writing a really bad essay and getting away with it
Book Review: Waking, Dreaming, Being
What is the self? Is it the basic nature of the mind or is it something perceived by the mind? I'd really recommend the book to anyone interested in these questions, either from a scientific or a philosophical perspective.
 

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Coding for tomorrow: Why is good code important?

"Why should I care about how my code is written, as long as it works?" I will argue here that well-structured and well-written code not...

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How Coding in Python Might Be Bad For You

7 reasons why coding in Python is like writing a really bad essay and getting away with it

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Book Review: Waking, Dreaming, Being

What is the self? Is it the basic nature of the mind or is it something perceived by the mind? I'd really recommend the book to anyone...

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Are Robot Swarms Like Brains?

I have recently explored a way of measuring how information flows within a robot swarm. I think that there is something intriguing behind...

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