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[Accepted to the ECAL 2013 A-Life conference]

Multi-agent systems Robots Added on 22/06/2013

The paper 'Controling Ant-Based Construction' that I recently wrote in cooperation with my supervisor Seth Bullock has now been accepted to the ECAL 2013 conference. The work is about a simulation of 2D ant nest building, where different nest shapes are made by providing suitable templates to the colony.

I am very excited as not only this is my very first conference I will go to, but also there will be a lot of presentations and workshops about robotics and artificial life! The conference is at the beginning of September, just in time to finish my Summer project (that is about robot foraging this time).

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Nick
[25/11/2014]


Awesome!


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