Biological and Artificial Swarms

October 3 - 4, 2003

Schedule

All times in this Schedule are Pacific Time (PT)

Friday, October 3, 2003

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:15 Continental Breakfast
9:15 - 9:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks (Illumination Room)
9:45 - 10:30
Milind Tambe (University of Southern California)

Teamwork using distributed POMDPs

10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:30
Stephen Simpson (Oxford University)

Biblical Swarms: A Behavioural Analysis of Phase Change in the Desert Locust
Presentation (PowerPoint File)

11:30 - 12:15
Maja J. Mataric (University of Southern California)

Formalizing Intentional and Emergent Group Behaviour in Robots

12:15 - 1:45 Lunch (Hosted by IPAM)

Afternoon Session

1:45 - 2:30
Steven Viscido (University of Washington)

Individual Behavior and Emergent Properties of Fish Schools: A Comparison of Observation and Theory

2:30 - 3:15
P. S. Krishnaprasad (University of Maryland)

Geometry of Steering Laws for Swarming

3:15 - 3:45 Break
3:45 - 4:30
Iain Couzin (Princeton University)

Self-Organization and Collective Behavior in Animal Groups

4:30 - 5:00
Daniel Marthaler (Duke University)

PDE-Based Path Planning Methods for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles


Saturday, October 4, 2003

Morning Session

10:00 - 10:30
Gary Hewer (Naval Air Warfare Center)

Auction Algorithms for Multiassignment Swarming

10:30 - 11:15
11:15 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:00
Kristina Lerman (USC Information Sciences Institute)

Modeling Adaptive Robot Swarms
Presentation (PowerPoint File)

12:00 - 1:15 Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Session

1:15 - 1:45
Chad Topaz (UCLA)

Swarming Dynamics of a Model for Biological Groups in Two Dimensions

1:45 - 2:15
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 4:30 Panel Discussion
4:30 Conclusion